paradise fish


noun

any small freshwater fish of the genus Macropodus, of southeastern Asia, often kept in aquariums.

Nearby words

  1. paradipsia,
  2. paradisaical,
  3. paradisal,
  4. paradise,
  5. paradise duck,
  6. paradise flower,
  7. paradise lost,
  8. paradise regained,
  9. paradise valley,
  10. paradisiacal

Origin of paradise fish

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for paradise fish

paradise fish

noun

any of several beautifully coloured labyrinth fishes of the genus Macropodus, esp M. opercularis, of S and SE Asia
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