Killifish meaning

kĭlĭ-fĭsh
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Any of numerous small fishes of the family Fundulidae and related families of the order Cyprinidontiformes, chiefly inhabiting fresh and brackish waters in warm regions and popular in home aquariums.
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Any of a family (Cyprinodontidae, order Atheriniformes) of small, freshwater bony fishes used in mosquito control and as bait.
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Any of a number of tiny fish in the Cyprinodontiformes order of ray-finned fish.
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Origin of killifish

  • Perhaps kill fish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition