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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.
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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)
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(ˈdɑr tər)

1. a person or thing that darts.
2. any of several small, darting, colorful North American perches.
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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.
I heern say thats the Judge was gone a great ‘broad, and that he meant to bring his darter hum, but I didn’t calculate on sich carrins on.
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The Diamond Darter is federally endangered and known to occur within the lower 50 river kilometers (rkm) of the Elk River in West Virginia.
Separately, ACPA presented its 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award to Michael Darter, Ph.D., P.E., principal engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc.
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Chisnall had earlier defeated Fermanagh's Brendan Dolan who made history at the event five years ago by hitting the first televised double-in nine darter.
The golf pro at The Greens at North Hills is Dawn Darter. Darter has been a PGA Professional for more than 25 years and is the Central Region PGA Junior Tour Director.
But the real treat was my first glimpse of a netted rainbow darter. Channeling my inner Steve Irwin, I said, "Crikey, he's a beauty!" Less than five minutes later we had several of these gorgeous little fellows in our buckets, along with another showstopper, the banded darter.
Reproductive development in the darter fish Etheostoma duryi was studied in two north Alabama populations.
Crystallaria asprella (Jordan), Crystal 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.