Abudefduf

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Translingual[edit]

Abudefduf bengalensis

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Abudefduf m

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

Hypernyms[edit]

For the taxonomic hierarchy, see Wikispecies.

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References[edit]

  • 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