"goldfish" Definition

  1. n. A small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); -- so named from its color. It is native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Called also golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope.
  2. n. A California marine fish of an orange or red color; the garibaldi.

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Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "goldfish": 1
Words that end with "goldfish": 1
Words that contain "goldfish": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of goldfish

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