[ hel-uh-rahy, -ree ]
/ ˈhɛl əˌraɪ, -ri /


a brightly colored, playful topminnow that is a hybrid of Xiphophorus helleri and X. maculatus, bred for aquariums.

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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Examples from the Web for helleri

  • The dark color is as might be expected since helleri inhabits the humid Tropical Zone.

    American Weasels|E. Raymond Hall