gymnotus

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Etymology[edit]

From translingual Gymnotus (genus name).

Noun[edit]

gymnotus (plural gymnotuses)

  1. (zoology) Any of the genus Gymnotus of electric knifefishes.
    • 1791, Erasmus Darwin, The Economy of Vegetation, J. Johnson, p. 19:
      You [] arm in waves, electric in his ire, / The dread Gymnotus with ethereal fire.