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1. One that moves suddenly and rapidly.
2. See anhinga.
3. Any of various small North American freshwater fishes of the family Percidae, chiefly of the genera Ammocrypta, Etheostoma, and Percina, and sometimes brightly colored.


1. (Animals) Also called: anhinga or snakebird any aquatic bird of the genus Anhinga and family Anhingidae, of tropical and subtropical inland waters, having a long slender neck and bill: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)
2. (Animals) any small brightly coloured North American freshwater fish of the genus Etheostoma and related genera: family Percidae (perches)


(ˈdɑr tər)

1. a person or thing that darts.
2. any of several small, darting, colorful North American perches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.darter - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed billdarter - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
genus Anhinga - type genus of the Anhingidae
Anhinga anhinga, water turkey - blackish New World snakebird of swampy regions
2.darter - a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly; "squirrels are darters"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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My darter went to school to her and was nigh crazy about her.
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But the real treat was my first glimpse of a netted rainbow darter.
Jordan (1878), Forbes and Richardson (1920), and Smith (1979) reported the Crystal Darter from the following locations in Illinois: a rocky creek of the Mississippi bluffs in Hancock County (type locality); Mississippi River at East Dubuque in Jo Daviess County; Rock River at Erie in Whiteside County, Cleveland in Henry County, and Milan in Rock Island County; Little Wabash at Effingham in Effingham County; and Wabash River near Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana, and New Harmony in Posey County, Indiana.
Reproductive development in the darter fish Etheostoma duryi was studied in two north Alabama populations.
Mississippi's Pascagoula River drainage is home to the last known surviving populations of the pearl darter (Percina aurora), a small freshwater fish that measures just two-and-one-half inches long.
Gohmert said there is nobody who is more appreciative than he is for the rights of race, religion, national religion of the Delta Smelt, the snail darter, various lizards, the lesser prairie chicken, the greater sage grouts and so many other insects who would want someone standing for their religion, their race, their national origin.
The most common fishes found in pools were bluegill (77%), green sunfish (94%), and rock bass (93%); whereas, in the riffles, central stoneroller (90%), greenside darter (96%), and northern hog sucker (77%) were most common.