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noun
a small, brightly colored freshwater fish, Tanichthys albonubes, native to China: popular in home aquariums.
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Origin of white cloud

By ellipsis from White Cloud Mountain fish, after a hill of the same name (Chinese Bǎiyún shān), NE of Canton, China, where the fish was discovered in 1932
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