rainbow darter

rainbow darter

noun
a stout darter, Etheostoma caeruleum, inhabiting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainages, the spawning male of which has the sides marked with oblique blue bars with red interspaces.
Also called soldierfish.


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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