panchax

[ pan-chaks ]

noun
  1. any of a variety of colorful tropical Old World fishes of the genus Aplocheilus and related genera: popular in home aquariums.

Origin of panchax

1
First recorded in 1960–65; from New Latin (formerly a genus name); of unexplained origin

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British Dictionary definitions for panchax

panchax

/ (ˈpænˌtʃæks) /


noun
  1. any of several brightly coloured tropical Asian cyprinodont fishes of the genus Aplocheilus, such as A. panchax (blue panchax)

Origin of panchax

1
C19: from New Latin (former generic name), of obscure origin

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