redbelly dace

noun

red·​bel·​ly dace ˈred-ˈbe-lē- How to pronounce redbelly dace (audio)
variants or less commonly red-bellied dace
: either of two small brightly marked North American cyprinid fishes (Phoxinus eos and P. erythrogaster)

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redbelly dace was in 1948

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“Redbelly dace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redbelly%20dace. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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