white cloud

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noun

a small, brightly colored freshwater fish, Tanichthys albonubes, native to China: popular in home aquariums.

Nearby words

  1. white buck,
  2. white cedar,
  3. white chip,
  4. white chocolate,
  5. white christmas,
  6. white clover,
  7. white coal,
  8. white cockatoo,
  9. white corpuscle,
  10. white crab

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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