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Alectis crinitus

Definition of the noun Alectis crinitus

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Alectis crinitus is a species of Alectis, described by Mitchill in 1826.

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

Alectis crinitus.–2. The cutlas-fish. See cut under Trichiurus. *Screws and taps. thread-tailed which consists of about 4 Brazilian climbing or epiphytic shrubs with large crimson flowerspendent on long peduncles, to which this name, as also ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The cordonnier or cobbler-fish, Alectis crinitus. — 2. The out- las-fish. See cut under Trichiurus. thread-flower (thred'flou'er), n. A plant of the genus Nematanthus, of the family Gesneriaceee, thread-tailed which consists of about 4 Brazilian ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

An American carangoid fish, Alectis crinitus, with compressed body, rudimentary dorsal spines, and the first five or six rays of the dorsal and anal fins elongated and filiform: named from the lo' rays, which resemble, a cobbler's strings.

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