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Re: word 'killifish'
> 'Killifish' is synonim Cyprinodontidae ?
> and whhy this word using fish?
> In my language (Lithuania) it's mean fish that killing other fish.
It's from the Dutch, I think, for small stream or creek. Hence, small stream
fish. "Kill" is a common prefix (or suffix) for many place names in English,
too, appearing in Ireland and the Eastern part of the US in numerous places.
Same source, I believe.
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