darter

noun
dart·​er | \ ˈdär-tər How to pronounce darter (audio) \

Definition of darter

1 : anhinga
2 : any of numerous small North American freshwater bony fishes (especially genera Ammocrypta, Etheostoma, and Percina of the family Percidae)

Examples of darter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dams and pollution long ago stripped the Pearl River of its namesake fish, the Pearl darter. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Lawsuit aims to force federal action before the Pearl River's namesake fish goes extinct," 23 Jan. 2021 The darter isn’t the only species struggling in the Pearl. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Lawsuit aims to force federal action before the Pearl River's namesake fish goes extinct," 23 Jan. 2021 Andrew Fusek Peters took the images of the emerald damselfly and a female black darter dragonfly on Sept. 29, British news agency SWNS reports. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Dragonflies with morning dew stuck to their wings captured in viral images," 1 Oct. 2020 Larry Welcome developed the wooden bottle darter in 1994. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019 Recognizing this, lure maker Don Musso perfected his design and began making his darter, the Super Strike Zig Zag, out of plastic in 1990. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019 The candy darter was listed as endangered in November 2018. USA TODAY, "$4 million dome home, owl surprise Christmas guest, cold sea turtles, red snapper: News from around our 50 states," 23 Dec. 2019 Candy darters typically live in picturesque mountain streams. USA TODAY, "Purple haze, making the sausage, ‘Goodfellas’ tavern: News from around our 50 states," 14 Jan. 2020 The Alabama shad, frecklebelly madtom, and crystal darter are also mostly gone, and minnows like the Mobile chub and the fluvial shiner no longer appear at sites where Suttkus commonly caught them. Richard Conniff, National Geographic, "These surreal jarred fish tell an urgent story of extinction," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of darter

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Mar 2021

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“Darter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darter. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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