darter
noun Date: 1796 1. anhinga 2. any of numerous small North American freshwater bony fishes (especially genera Ammocrypta, Etheostoma, and Percina of the family Percidae)

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  • Darter — Dart er, n. 1. One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The snakebird, a water bird of the genus {Plotus}; so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See {Snakebird}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • darter — [därtər] n. 1. a thing or animal that darts 2. ANHINGA ☆ 3. any of various small, brightly colored freshwater perches of North America …   English World dictionary

  • Darter — For other uses, see Darter (disambiguation). Darters Temporal range: Early Miocene – Recent 18–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • darter — /dahr teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that darts or moves swiftly. 2. anhinga. 3. any of several small, darting, freshwater fishes of the perch family, inhabiting streams of eastern North America. [1555 65; DART + ER1] * * * Any of about 100… …   Universalium

  • darter — Etheostomoid E the*os to*moid, a. [NL. etheostoma name of a genus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to, or like, the genus {Etheostoma}. n. Any fish of the genus {Etheostoma} and related genera, allied to the perches; also called {darter}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Darter — Recorded in many spelling forms including Daughter, Darter, Dauter, Dafter, Dafters, Daftors, and Doctor, this is an English surname, but one with at least two possible origins. The first is from the Olde English pre 7th century word dohtor… …   Surnames reference

  • darter — Snakebird Snake bird , n. [So named from its snakelike neck.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus {Anhinga} or {Plotus}. They are allied to the gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • darter — žalčiagalviai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anhinga angl. anhinga; darter vok. Anhinga, m; Schlangenhalsvogel, m rus. змеешейка, f pranc. anhinga, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – žalčiagalviniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • darter — afrikinis žalčiagalvis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anhinga melanogaster angl. darter vok. Schlangenhalsvogel, m rus. африканская змеешейка, f pranc. anhinga roux, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – žalčiagalviai sinonimas …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • darter — 1) a member of the family Percidae, small colourful fishes found only in North America 2) a type of plug used in angling. It floats when at rest but on retrieval submerges and wobbles and weaves. Used especially for bass (Centrarchidae) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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