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helleri

[ hel-uh-rahy, -ree ]
/ ˈhɛl əˌraɪ, -ri /
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noun
a brightly colored, playful topminnow that is a hybrid of Xiphophorus helleri and X. maculatus, bred for aquariums.
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Origin of helleri

1905–10; <New Latin helleri (of Heller), a specific epithet, after Carl Heller, 20th cent. tropical fish collector
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How to use helleri in a sentence

  • Vitis cordifolia helleri is first mentioned by Bailey in 1897.

  • It is to honor his contributions to mammalogy that the subspecies is named helleri.

    American Weasels|E. Raymond Hall
  • The dark color is as might be expected since helleri inhabits the humid Tropical Zone.

    American Weasels|E. Raymond Hall
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