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goldfish

[ gohld-fish ]
/ ˈgoʊldˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) gold·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gold·fish·es.

a small, usually yellow or orange fish, Carassius auratus, of the carp family, native to China, bred in many varieties and often kept in fishbowls and pools.

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Origin of goldfish

First recorded in 1690–1700; gold + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for goldfish

goldfish
/ (ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

a freshwater cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, of E Europe and Asia, esp China, widely introduced as a pond or aquarium fish. It resembles the carp and has a typically golden or orange-red coloration
any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfeSee orfe
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