bitterling

noun bit·ter·ling \ˈbitə(r)liŋ\

Definition of bitterling

plural

-s

  1. :  a small European cyprinid fish (Rhodeus amarus) introduced and locally common about New York that is much used in bioassay of mammalian hormones — see bitterling test, japanese bitterling

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Origin and Etymology of bitterling

German, from bitter (from Old High German bittar) + -ling — more at bitter


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