fighting fish

noun
any of several brightly colored labyrinth fishes of the genus Betta, found in Southeast Asia.
Also called betta.
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fighting fish
 
n
any of various labyrinth fishes of the genus Betta, esp the Siamese fighting fish

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Example sentences
The flashing action of the fighting fish appears to draw other perch back into the vicinity.
Rainbows are great fighting fish and excellent table fare.
Limber rods allow the use of light line, which usually results in better fishing and absorbs more of the shock when fighting fish.
Fishermen continue to enjoy this excellent fishing, with a tough fighting fish.
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