- a small, brightly colored freshwater fish, Tanichthys albonubes, native to China: popular in home aquariums.
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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Ive run buffaloes with White-Cloud, the chief, many and many a time.