mallotus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of tiny Arctic fishes. One United states species, the capelin (Mallotus villosus), is extensively made use of as bait for cod.
    • A genus of plants associated with natural order Euphorbiaceæ, tribe Crotonæ, and subtribe Acalypheæ, characterized by the oblong synchronous anther-cells while the numerous (seldom under fifteen) stamens.
    • In ichthyology (Cuvier, 1829), a genus of fishes for the family Argentinidæ, previously positioned in Salmonidæ, which a man has actually a broad longitudinal villous or fleecy band of scales differentiated from remainder: the caplins. The kind is Mallotus villosus, the caplin. See cut under caplin.
    • capelins

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