noun, plural pi·ra·nhas, (especially collectively) pi·ra·nha.
Origin of piranha
Examples from the Web for piranha
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And they lunched quite happily on piranha and pacu—which is smaller—and drank water, and for dessert had more piranha.
The piranha, called also the caribe, is a kind of salmon (Tetragonopterus).
"But kill that piranha before you try to handle it," she advised seriously.
There are several kinds of piranha, many of which abound in the waters of the Tapajos.
British Dictionary definitions for piranha
Word Origin for piranha
Word Origin and History for piranha
also pirana, 1869, from Portuguese piranha, from Tupi (Brazil) pira nya, variant of pira'ya, literally "scissors."