a small, freshwater topminnow, Poecilia reticulata, often kept in aquariums.
- Also called rainbow fish.
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How to use guppy in a sentence
Sometimes we sally forth in search of adventures in the thick of a 'London particular,' Mr. guppy's phrase for a fog.Penelope's English Experiences | Kate Douglas Wiggin
I wonder if the world, which retails guppy anecdotes, will be anything the wiser for it.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3) | George Eliot
The fourth brings us the Jellybys, with Mr. guppy, and others.The Problem of 'Edwin Drood' | W. Robertson Nicoll
At luncheon Mrs. Stewart described a sitting with Mrs. guppy the spiritualist.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare
Mrs. guppy said, Dear spirit (we are always very affectionate you know), would you like the glass?The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for guppy
a small brightly coloured freshwater viviparous cyprinodont fish, Lebistes reticulatus, of N South America and the Caribbean: a popular aquarium fish
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