genus Osmerus

noun
type genus of the Osmeridae
Syn: ↑Osmerus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Osmeridae, ↑family Osmeridae
Member Meronyms: ↑rainbow smelt, ↑Osmerus mordax, ↑sparling, ↑European smelt, ↑Osmerus eperlanus

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  • Osmerus — noun type genus of the Osmeridae • Syn: ↑genus Osmerus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Osmeridae, ↑family Osmeridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osmerus eperlans — Smelt Smelt, n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus {Osmerus} and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osmerus eperlanus — noun the common smelt of Europe • Syn: ↑sparling, ↑European smelt • Hypernyms: ↑smelt • Member Holonyms: ↑Osmerus, ↑genus Osmerus • Part Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osmerus mordax — noun important marine and landlocked food fish of eastern North America and Alaska • Syn: ↑rainbow smelt • Hypernyms: ↑smelt • Member Holonyms: ↑Osmerus, ↑genus Osmerus • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus — (plural genera)) 1) a category above species and next below the family group; (plural genera) 2) an individual taxon of the category genus as Salmo, Scomber, Bothus. A nominal genus is a named genus, objectively defined by its type species; thus …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smelt (fish) — For other uses, see Smelt (disambiguation). Smelt Rainbow Smelt, Osmerus mordax Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Rainbow smelt — Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN …   Wikipedia

  • Osmeridae — noun smelts • Syn: ↑family Osmeridae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Isospondyli, ↑order Isospondyli • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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