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Rainbow Smelt

Definition of the noun rainbow smelt

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noun

  1. common smelt of eastern North America and Alaska
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of rainbow smelt: American smelt
    • more generic word: smelt = small cold-water silvery fish
    • part of: Osmerus mordax = important marine and landlocked food fish of eastern North America and Alaska
  2. important marine and landlocked food fish of eastern North America and Alaska

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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

RAINBOW SMELT(Osmerus mordax). Also “icefish.”A smeltfound alongthe Atlanticcoast, measuring aboutseven to eightinches long and having a silver band. It was introduced to the Great Lakes drainage in 1912, where ithas proliferated.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax), sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus ), smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) River carpsucker (Carpoides carpio) Rosyface shiner (Notropis rubellus) Slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus) Spotfin shiner (Notropis spilopterus) Spottail ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

After 1935 rainbow smelt, an invasive species, became the most abundant forage fish for local predators, fulfilling the former ecological role of the herring. As early as the 1920s researchers issued warnings about pollution in Lake Erie, where, ...

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