Quillback
Quillback Quill"back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American fresh-water fish ({Ictiobus cyprinus} syn. {Carpiodes cyprinus}); -- called also {carp sucker}, {sailfish}, {spearfish}, and {skimback}. [1913 Webster]

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  • quillback — ☆ quillback [kwil′bak΄ ] n. pl. quillback or quillbacks a North American freshwater fish (Carpiodes cyprinus) of the sucker family, with the front margin of the dorsal fin quill like and elongate …   English World dictionary

  • Quillback — Taxobox | name = Quillback image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cypriniformes familia = Catostomidae genus = Carpiodes species = C. cyprinus binomial = Carpiodes cyprinus binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • quillback — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun or quillback carpsucker (plural quillback or quillbacks) 1. : a small carpsucker (Carpiodes velifer) that has the dorsal fin distinguished by a very long first ray and that is widely distributed especially in larger streams of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quillback — /kwil bak /, n., pl. quillbacks, (esp. collectively) quillback. a carpsucker, Carpiodes cyprinus, inhabiting waters in the central and eastern U.S., having one ray of the dorsal fin greatly elongated. Also called quillback carpsucker. [1880 85,… …   Universalium

  • quillback — noun (plural quillback or quillbacks) Date: 1882 any of several suckers; especially a small fish (Carpiodes cyprinus) of central and eastern North America with a much elongated first ray of the dorsal fin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quillback — quill•back [[t]ˈkwɪlˌbæk[/t]] n. pl. backs, (esp. collectively) back. ich a sucker, Carpiodes cyprinus, of the central and eastern U.S., having one ray of the dorsal fin greatly elongated • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • quillback carpsucker — ežerinė karpinė čiulpikė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Carpiodes cyprinus angl. eastern carpsucker; lake quillback; quillback carpsucker rus. карповый карпиодес ryšiai: platesnis terminas – karpinės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • quillback carpsucker — noun see quillback …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Quillback (SS-424) — USS Quillback (SS 424), a Tench class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for quillback, a fish of the sucker family, widespread in the freshwaters of North America and Northern Asia. When her construction by the… …   Wikipedia

  • lake quillback — ežerinė karpinė čiulpikė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Carpiodes cyprinus angl. eastern carpsucker; lake quillback; quillback carpsucker rus. карповый карпиодес ryšiai: platesnis terminas – karpinės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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