Abudefduf

TranslingualEdit

Abudefduf bengalensis

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic, from أَبُو ‎(ʾabū, father”; “one of, one with) + دَفّ ‎(daff, side) + [script needed] ‎(duf, intensive plural suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • (English, US) IPA(key): /ˌæ.buˈdɜf.dəf/

Proper nounEdit

Abudefduf m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Pomacentridae—the sergeant fish.

HypernymsEdit

For the taxonomic hierarchy, see Wikispecies.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8