Japanese bitterling

noun

Definition of Japanese bitterling

: any of several small east Asian cyprinid fishes (genus Acheilognathus) characterized by development in the female of a very long ovipositor during the breeding season

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“Japanese bitterling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20bitterling. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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