- any of several cyprinid fishes of the genera Danio and Brachydanio, of India and Sri Lanka, often kept in aquariums.
Origin of danio
Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1880–85
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- any brightly coloured tropical freshwater cyprinid fish of the genus Danio and related genera: popular aquarium fishes
Word Origin for danio
C19: from New Latin, of obscure origin
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