fish-blooded
cold-blooded, in reference to people

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish-blooded — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : cold blooded one of those brittle fish blooded aristocrats who stand firm for kindness to animals and discipline for the lower classes Leslie Charteris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fish — are aquatic vertebrate animals that are typically ectothermic (previously cold blooded), covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. Fish are abundant in the sea and in fresh water, with species being …   Wikipedia

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

  • fish — Ⅰ. fish [1] ► NOUN (pl. same or fishes) 1) a limbless cold blooded animal with a backbone, gills and fins, living wholly in water. 2) the flesh of fish as food. 3) informal a person who is strange in a specified way: he s a cold fish. ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Fish as food — This page is about the use of fish as food; for other uses of the word, see Fish (disambiguation) Fish as food describes the edible parts of freshwater and saltwater dwelling, cold blooded vertebrates with gills. Shellfish, such as mollusks and… …   Wikipedia

  • fish quotations — an arbitrary selection follows and also includes proverbs, rhymes, fragments of show tunes, and ditties (as Q lacks piscine entries). Some other proverbs appear in the letter files: 1 Anaximander says that men were first produced in fishes, and… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish diseases and parasites — This gizzard shad has VHS, a deadly infectious disease which causes bleeding. It afflicts over 50 species of freshwater and marine fish in the northern hemisphere.[1] Like humans and other animals, fish suffer from diseases and parasites. Fish… …   Wikipedia

  • fish — I. /fɪʃ / (say fish) noun (plural fish or fishes) 1. any of various cold blooded, completely aquatic vertebrates, having gills, fins, and typically an elongated body usually covered with scales. 2. any of various other aquatic animals. 3. the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fish — 1. n. & v. n. (pl. same or fishes) 1 a vertebrate cold blooded animal with gills and fins living wholly in water. 2 any animal living wholly in water, e.g. cuttlefish, shellfish, jellyfish. 3 the flesh of fish as food. 4 colloq. a person… …   Useful english dictionary

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