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poeciliid

[pee-sil-ee-id]
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noun
  1. any small New World fish of the family Poeciliidae, of fresh or brackish tropical and temperate waters, including the mosquitofish, guppies, and mollies.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Poeciliidae.
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Origin of poeciliid

< New Latin Poeciliidae, equivalent to Poecili(a) name of genus (< Greek poikilía striped, marked with various colors) + -idae -id2
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