noun, plural pi·ra·nhas, (especially collectively) pi·ra·nha.
Origin of piranha
Examples from the Web for piranha
Contemporary Examples of piranha
Piranha was a film that far exceeded our expectations in quality and commercial success.Roger Corman: My Nine Most Memorable Films, From ‘The Trip’ to ‘Battle Beyond the Stars’
December 16, 2011
Piranha 3D, the new horror movie by director Alexandre Aja, which marks the big-screen return of the schlocky creature feature.
Piranha 3D is the latest campy monster movie audiences can't help but love.
Killer fish jumping through the screen, the return of Richard Dreyfuss— Piranha 3D has it all.
Killer fish jumping through the screen, the return of Richard Dreyfuss—Piranha 3D has it all.
Historical Examples of piranha
There are several kinds of piranha, many of which abound in the waters of the Tapajos.
The piranha, called also the caribe, is a kind of salmon (Tetragonopterus).
And they lunched quite happily on piranha and pacu—which is smaller—and drank water, and for dessert had more piranha.
"But kill that piranha before you try to handle it," she advised seriously.
Word Origin for piranha
also pirana, 1869, from Portuguese piranha, from Tupi (Brazil) pira nya, variant of pira'ya, literally "scissors."