Also called red dev·il cich·lid [red-dev-uhl sik-lid] /ˈrɛd ˈdɛv əl ˈsɪk lɪd/ . any of various cichlid fishes, especially Amphilophus labiatus and A. citrinellus, two closely related Central American species common in the aquarium trade and noted for their aggressiveness.
Slang. red1 (def. 6).
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How to use red devil in a sentence
The community, with cover art picturing Laundrie as an angel and the victim as a red devil, has 11,000 members but was actually created long before the Petito frenzy.Incels, Men’s Rights Groups, and Culture-War Trolls Glom Onto Gabby Petito’s Death | Kate Briquelet | September 27, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The red devil, if observed by some old, wise person, would have been said to be in the act of practicing his art.Gypsy Flight | Roy J. Snell
The very worst page in this red—red devil—I'm glad I've written it at last—of a book is the fifth.The Melting of Molly | Maria Thompson Daviess
Your shoulders are flushed velvet, your cheeks are peaches under cream, your eyes are blue absinthe and your mouth a red devil.The Melting of Molly | Maria Thompson Daviess
I who tell it you was one time attack on this very river by three red devil in ze canoe.A Dream of Empire | William Henry Venable
But before the red devil could discharge another, Ben Painter was up with him, and the knife he had drawn was buried in his heart.Buckskin Mose | Buckskin Mose