fish-leaves
the floating leaves of the common pondweed (Potamogeton natans), or the plant itself, said to shelter fish

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish leaves — the floating leaves of the common pondweed (Potamogeton natans), or the plant itself, said to shelter fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish leaves — noun plural : the floating leaves of the common pondweed (Potamogeton natans) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 toxins — Many hunter gatherer cultures use poisonous plants to stun fish so that they become easy to collect by hand. Some of these poisons paralyse the fish, others are thought to work by removing oxygen from the water. [… …   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 — 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 plate — This article relates to the type of Greek pottery. For the connection bar used in railways, see Fishplate. A fish plate is a Greek pottery vessel used by western, Hellenistic Greeks during the Fourth Century B.C. Although invented in Fifth… …   Wikipedia

  • fish poisoning — 1) use of a chemical spread on water or added to a bait to poison fish and facilitate capture. Natural (plant based) fish poisons include crow s eyes (seeds of Nux vomica containing strychnine), common yew (leaves of Taxus hoccata, effectiveness… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-poisoning — 1) use of a chemical spread on water or added to a bait to poison fish and facilitate capture. Natural (plant based) fish poisons include crow s eyes (seeds of Nux vomica containing strychnine), common yew (leaves of Taxus hoccata)(effectiveness… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish poison tree — various trees come under this heading as parts are used to poison fish, e.g. Acacia ditricha (family Mimosaceae), the leaves of which are poisonous to fish when rubbed in a bag until a soapy foam comes out (Australia), and various Piscidia… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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