livebearer

[ lahyv-bair-er ]
/ ˈlaɪvˌbɛər ər /

noun

any viviparous fish of the family Poeciliidae, often kept in home aquariums.

Origin of livebearer

First recorded in 1930–35; live2 + bearer

OTHER WORDS FROM livebearer

live·bear·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for live-bearer

live-bearer

noun

a fish, esp a cyprinodont, that gives birth to living young
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