/ (ɔːf) /
a small slender European cyprinoid fish, Idus idus, occurring in two colour varieties, namely the silver orfe and the golden orfe, popular aquarium fishesCompare goldfish
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Word Origin for orfe
C17: from German; related to Latin orphus, Greek orphos the sea perch
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