blindfish
noun Date: 1843 any of several small fishes with vestigial functionless eyes found usually in the waters of caves

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  • blindfish — ☆ blindfish [blīnd′fish΄ ] n. pl. blindfish or blindfishes (see FISH) any of various small fishes with functionless eyes, found in underground streams, caves, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Blindfish — Blind fish , n. A small fish ({Amblyopsis spel[ae]us}) destitute of eyes, found in the waters of the Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky. Related fishes from other caves take the same name. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blindfish — /bluynd fish /, n., pl. blindfishes, (esp. collectively) blindfish. cavefish. [1835 45, Amer.; BLIND + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • blindfish — /ˈblaɪndfɪʃ/ (say bluyndfish) noun (plural blindfish or blindfishes) any of various small fishes, as of the genus Amblyopsis, having rudimentary functionless eyes; found in subterranean streams. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blindfish — noun Any of various fish, having only rudimentary eyes, that inhabit underground waters Syn: cavefish …   Wiktionary

  • blindfish — blind•fish [[t]ˈblaɪndˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. fish•es, (esp. collectively) fish. ich any of several fishes that live in cave waters, as species of the genus Amblyopsis, having rudimentary, functionless eyes • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • blindfish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of several small fishes with vestigial and functionless eyes found usually in the waters of caves and subterranean streams in No. and So. America and Africa (as certain catfishes or members of the genus Amblyopsis) 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mammoth Cave blindfish — šiaurinė aklažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Amblyopsis spelaea angl. Mammoth Cave blindfish; Northern cavefish rus. пещерная слепоглазка; пещерный амблиопс ryšiai: platesnis terminas – grotiniai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • small blindfish — pietinė žlibakė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Typlichthys subterraneus angl. small blindfish; southern cavefish rus. южная слепоглазка; южный тифлихт ryšiai: platesnis terminas – žlibakės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • cuban blindfish — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : either of two blindfishes (Lucifuga subterranea and Stygicola dentata) of the family Brotulidae found in cave streams in Cuba …   Useful english dictionary

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