panchax

[pan-chaks]

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for panchax

panchax

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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