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Lemon tetra
2007-03-26 13:42:48

The Lemon tetra, Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, is a species of tropical freshwater fish which originates from South America, belonging to the family Characidae. It is a small tetra which grows to (5 cm) in length. The species is a long established favorite aquarium fish, being introduced to the aquarium in 1932. Physical Description The lemon tetra is one of the deeper-bodied tetras,...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'