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Pomatomus saltatrix
Whitefish White"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of Coregonus, a genus of excellent food fishes allied to the salmons. They inhabit the lakes of the colder parts of North America, Asia, and Europe. The largest and most important American species (C. clupeiformis) is abundant in the Great Lakes, and in other lakes farther north. Called also lake whitefish, and Oswego bass. (b) The menhaden. (c) The beluga, or white whale. Note: Various other fishes are locally called whitefish, as the silver salmon, the whiting (a), the yellowtail, and the young of the bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
Pomatomus saltatrix
Houndfish Hound"fish, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (G. canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish. Note: The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium canicula; the rough houndfish, or large-spotted dogfish, is S. catulus. The name has also sometimes been applied to the bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), and to the silver gar.
Saltant
Saltant Sal"tant, a. [L. saltans, p. pr. of saltare to dance, v. intens. fr. salire to leap: cf. F. sautant. See Sally, v.] 1. Leaping; jumping; dancing. 2. (Her.) In a leaping position; springing forward; -- applied especially to the squirrel, weasel, and rat, also to the cat, greyhound, monkey, etc.
Saltarella
Saltarella Sal`ta*rel"la, n. See Saltarello.
Saltarello
Saltarello Sal`ta*rel"lo, n. [It., fr. L. saltare to jump.] A popular Italian dance in quick 3-4 or 6-8 time, running mostly in triplets, but with a hop step at the beginning of each measure. See Tarantella.
Saltate
Saltate Sal"tate, v. i. [See Saltant.] To leap or dance. [R.]
Saltation
Saltation Sal*ta"tion, n. [L. saltatio: cf. F. saltation.] 1. A leaping or jumping. Continued his saltation without pause. --Sir W. Scott. 2. Beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great artery. 3. (Biol.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races. We greatly suspect that nature does make considerable jumps in the way of variation now and then, and that these saltations give rise to some of the gaps which appear to exist in the series of known forms. --Huxley.
Saltatoria
Saltatoria Sal`ta*to"ri*a, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets.
Saltatorial
Saltatorial Sal`ta*to"ri*al, a. 1. Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises. 2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Same as Saltatorious. (b) Of or pertaining to the Saltatoria.
Saltatorious
Saltatorious Sal`ta*to"ri*ous, a. Capable of leaping; formed for leaping; saltatory; as, a saltatorious insect or leg.
Saltatory
Saltatory Sal"ta*to"ry, a. [L. saltatorius. See Saltant, and cf. Saltire.] Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing. Saltatory evolution (Biol.), a theory of evolution which holds that the transmutation of species is not always gradual, but that there may come sudden and marked variations. See Saltation.
Saltatory evolution
Saltatory Sal"ta*to"ry, a. [L. saltatorius. See Saltant, and cf. Saltire.] Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing. Saltatory evolution (Biol.), a theory of evolution which holds that the transmutation of species is not always gradual, but that there may come sudden and marked variations. See Saltation.
Saltatory spasm
Saltatory spasm (Med.), an affection in which pressure of the foot on a floor causes the patient to spring into the air, so as to make repeated involuntary motions of hopping and jumping. --J. Ross.

Meaning of Salta from wikipedia

- Salta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsalta]) is a city located in the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 metres (3780 feet) above sea level in the northwest part of Argentina...
- Salta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsalta]) is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. Neighboring provinces are from the east clockwise...
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- Salta is a city in Argentina. Salta may also refer to: Salta Province, Argentina, whose capital is the namesake city Salta, Bangladesh, a town in Bangladesh...
- Salta Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Basílica de Salta, Catedral de Salta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Salta, Argentina, and the seat and the metropolitan...
- Argentine politician, lawyer, university professor and current governor of Salta Province. Formerly a senior figure in the ruling Front for Victory faction...
- Salta Moss is a raised blanket mire which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest located in the hamlet of Salta, in ****bria, United Kingdom. It was...
- Saurita salta is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Schaus in 1894. It is primarily found in Venezuela. Savela, Markku. "Saurita salta (Schaus...
- Salta is a hamlet in the parish of Holme St Cuthbert in northwestern ****bria, United Kingdom. It is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) southwest of the village...
- Rivadavia is a town in eastern Salta Province, Argentina in the Department of Rivadavia, 87 kilometres (54 mi) from the city of Salta. It is in a low-lying region...
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