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splittail

[split-teyl] /ˈsplɪtˌteɪl/
noun
1.
a minnow, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, of the Sacramento River, having the upper lobe of the tail much longer than the lower lobe: habitat changes have greatly reduced its numbers.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; split + tail1
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