[raz-bawr-uh, -bohr-uh, raz-ber-uh]
- 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.
Origin of rasbora
From New Latin, dating back to 1930–35, of undetermined orig.
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- 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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