any of a variety of colorful tropical Old World fishes of the genus Aplocheilus and related genera: popular in home aquariums.
Origin of panchax
1960–65; < New Latin (formerly a genus name); of unexplained orig.
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any of several brightly coloured tropical Asian cyprinodont fishes of the genus Aplocheilus, such as A. panchax (blue panchax)
Word Origin for panchax
C19: from New Latin (former generic name), of obscure origin
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