Share this entry

Share this page

weatherfish

Line breaks: weather|fish

Definition of weatherfish in English:

noun (plural same or weatherfishes)

A yellowish-brown freshwater loach which is reputed to become restless at the approach of stormy weather.
Example sentences
  • There is a concern that weatherfish could be predators of native fishes or parasite and disease vectors.
  • At the same time mudminnow, bitterling and weatherfish are protected by law in Serbia as natural rarities, which provides protection not only of species but of their habitats as well.
  • Under experimental conditions oriental weatherfish tolerated temperatures as low as 2°C, and cold shocks from 6°C to 18°C and vice versa.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing