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Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish fuddle — the Jamaican dogwood (Piscidia) a small tree of Florida and the West Indies yielding fish poison …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish fuddle — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑Jamaica dogwood, ↑Piscidia piscipula,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish-fuddle tree — Piscidia piscipula (Fabacaea, pea family), also called Jamaican dogwood, Florida fish poison tree and fishfuddle tree. Seminoles in Florida used a powder made from its roots, bark, and leaves to stun fish. See also fish poison tree …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish fuddle tree — Florida fish poison tree or Jamaican dogwood …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Jamaica dogwood — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑fish fuddle, ↑Piscidia piscipula, ↑Piscidia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piscidia — noun genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons • Syn: ↑genus Piscidia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Piscidia — noun genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons • Syn: ↑Piscidia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piscidia erythrina — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑Jamaica dogwood, ↑fish fuddle, ↑Piscidia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piscidia piscipula — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑Jamaica dogwood, ↑fish fuddle, ↑Piscidia… …   Useful english dictionary

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