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scalare

[skuh-lair-ee, -lahr-ee] /skəˈlɛər i, -ˈlɑr i/
noun
1.
any of three deep-bodied, cichlid fishes, Pterophyllum scalare, P. altum, and P. eimekei, inhabiting northern South American rivers, often kept in aquariums.
Origin of scalare
1925-1930
1925-30; < New Latin; Latin scālāre, neuter of scālāris scalar; from its ladderlike markings
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British Dictionary definitions for scalare

scalare

/skəˈlɛərɪ/
noun
1.
another name for angelfish (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: from Latin scālāris of a ladder, scalar, referring to the runglike pattern on its body
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