Definitions for characinˈkær ə sɪn; -ˌsɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

char•a•cinˈkær ə sɪn; -ˌsɪd(n.)

also char•a•cid

  1. any freshwater fish of the family Characidae, of Africa and Central and South America.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of characin:

1880–85; < F < NL Characini a subgeneric group (Linnaeus) 蠐 Gk chárax pointed stake, a kind of fish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. characin, characin fish, characid(noun)

    any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae

Wiktionary

  1. characin(Noun)

    Any of many diverse fish, of the order Characiformes, related to the carp and catfish and including the tetra.

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