umbrine
Umbra Um"bra, n.; pl. {Umbr[ae]}. [L., a shadow.] 1. (Astron.) (a) The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See {Penumbra}. (b) The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot. (c) The fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of sci[ae]noid food fishes of the genus {Umbrina}, especially the Mediterranean species ({Umbrina cirrhosa}), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also {ombre}, and {umbrine}. [1913 Webster]

{Umbra tree} (Bot.), a tree ({Phytolacca diocia}) of the same genus as pokeweed. It is native of South America, but is now grown in southern Europe. It has large dark leaves, and a somber aspect. The juice of its berries is used for coloring wine. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants). [1913 Webster]


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  • Umbrine — Any one of several species of sciaenoid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (Umbrina cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish …   Wikipedia

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  • umbrine — Ombre Om bre, n. [F., of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large Mediterranean food fish ({Umbrina cirrhosa}): called also {umbra}, and {umbrine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umbrine — um·brine …   English syllables

  • umbrine — ˈəmˌbrīn, brə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Umbrina : umbra 4 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ombrine — [ ɔ̃brin ] n. f. • 1752; umbrine 1611; de 2. ombre ♦ Poisson marin (perciformes) à corps rayé de bandes brunes, à chair comestible. ● ombrine nom féminin (de ombre 3) Poisson (sciénidé) fréquent sur les côtes françaises, aux flancs d un bleu… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cheilodiptĕrus — Cheilodiptĕrus, Fisch, so v.w. Umbrine; Fischgattung aus der Familie der Barsche mit langen spitzigen Zähnen, großen Schuppen auf dem Kiemendeckel, kurzem Körper u. 2 Rückenflossen. Art: Ch. octovittatus, Ch. arabicus u.a. Vgl. Umbrine …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ombre — Om bre, n. [F., of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large Mediterranean food fish ({Umbrina cirrhosa}): called also {umbra}, and {umbrine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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