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panchax

[ pan-chaks ]
/ ˈpæn tʃæks /
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noun

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

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Origin of panchax

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

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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