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rasbora

[ raz-bawr-uh, -bohr-uh, raz-ber-uh ]
/ ræzˈbɔr ə, -ˈboʊr ə, ˈræz bər ə /
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noun

any of several minnows of the genus Rasbora, inhabiting fresh waters of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, especially the silvery R. heteromorpha, that has a black triangular marking near the tail and is often kept in aquariums.

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Origin of rasbora

First recorded in 1930–35; from New Latin Rasbora the genus name, of undetermined origin

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British Dictionary definitions for rasbora

rasbora
/ (ræzˈbɔːrə) /

noun

any of the small cyprinid fishes constituting the genus Rasbora of tropical Asia and East Africa. Many species are brightly coloured and are popular aquarium fishes

Word Origin for rasbora

from New Latin, from an East Indian language
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