tropical fish

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  1. any of numerous small, usually brightly colored fishes, indigenous to the tropics, and often kept and bred in home aquariums.

Origin of tropical fish

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby tropical fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use tropical fish in a sentence

  • It was the color of a half-grown cucumber, and it made me think of a tropical fish in an aquarium when the water needed changing.

    The Prairie Mother | Arthur Stringer