zebrafish

[zee-bruh-fish; British also zeb-ruh-]

noun, plural ze·bra·fish·es, (especially collectively) ze·bra·fish.

a small, slender freshwater fish, Brachydanio rerio, having luminous bluish-black and silvery-gold horizontal stripes: popular in home aquariums.

Nearby words

  1. zebra label,
  2. zebra mussel,
  3. zebra plant,
  4. zebra swallowtail,
  5. zebra-tailed lizard,
  6. zebraic,
  7. zebrass,
  8. zebrawood,
  9. zebroid,
  10. zebrula

Origin of zebrafish

First recorded in 1765–75; zebra + fish

Also called zebra danio.

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