freshwater fresh·water adj

freshwater fresh·water adj

freshwater fish — pesce m d'acqua dolce

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  • freshwater — /fresh waw teuhr, wot euhr/, adj. 1. of or living in water that is fresh or not salt: freshwater fish. 2. accustomed to fresh water only, and not to the sea: a freshwater sailor. 3. small, provincial, or little known: a freshwater college. 4. Obs …   Universalium

  • freshwater — fresh′wa ter or fresh′ wa ter adj. 1) zool. of or living in water that is fresh or not salt: freshwater fish[/ex] 2) accustomed only to fresh water: a freshwater sailor[/ex] 3) small, provincial, or little known • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • freshwater — (adj.) also fresh water, 1520s, from FRESH (Cf. fresh) (1) + WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • freshwater — [fresh′wôt΄ər] adj. 1. of or living in water that is not salty 2. a) accustomed to sailing only on inland waters, not on the sea [a freshwater sailor] b) unskilled 3. a) in or of the hinterland; inland ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • freshwater — adj. 1 of or found in fresh water; not of the sea. 2 US (esp. of a school or college) rustic or provincial. Phrases and idioms: freshwater flea = DAPHNIA …   Useful english dictionary

  • water — waterer, n. waterless, adj. waterlessly, adv. waterlessness, n. waterlike, adj. /waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. 1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C …   Universalium

  • freshwater — fresh|wa|ter [ˈfreʃwo:tə US wo:tər, wa: ] adj [only before noun] 1.) having water that contains no salt →↑saltwater ▪ freshwater lakes 2.) living in water that contains no salt →↑saltwater ▪ freshwater crabs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fresh·wa·ter — /ˈfrɛʃˈwɑːtɚ/ adj, always used before a noun : of, relating to, or living in water that is not salty freshwater fish a freshwater stream compare ↑saltwater …   Useful english 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

  • environment — environmental, adj. environmentally, adv. /en vuy reuhn meuhnt, vuy euhrn /, n. 1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. 2. Ecol. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors… …   Universalium

  • gastropod — /gas treuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, comprising the snails, whelks, slugs, etc. adj. 2. Also, gastropodous /ga strop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to the gastropods. [1820 30; < NL Gast(e)ropoda a class of mollusks.… …   Universalium

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