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darter

[dahr-ter] /ˈdɑr tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that darts or moves swiftly.
2.
3.
any of several small, darting, freshwater fishes of the perch family, inhabiting streams of eastern North America.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; dart + -er1
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Examples for darter
  • The rush darter is a small fish that grows to two to three inches long.
  • We do not understand the reasons for decline among many of the darter species.
British Dictionary definitions for darter

darter

/ˈdɑːtə/
noun
1.
Also called anhinga, snakebird. any aquatic bird of the genus Anhinga and family Anhingidae, of tropical and subtropical inland waters, having a long slender neck and bill: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)
2.
any small brightly coloured North American freshwater fish of the genus Etheostoma and related genera: family Percidae (perches)
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darter

Related Terms

blue darter, joe-darter


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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