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goldfish

[gohld-fish] /ˈgoʊldˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) goldfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goldfishes.
1.
a small, usually yellow or orange fish, Carassius auratus, of the carp family, native to China, bred in many varieties and often kept in fishbowls and pools.
2.
garibaldi (def 2).
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; gold + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for gold fish

goldfish

/ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a freshwater cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, of E Europe and Asia, esp China, widely introduced as a pond or aquarium fish. It resembles the carp and has a typically golden or orange-red coloration
2.
any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe See orfe
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Word Origin and History for gold fish

goldfish

n.

1690s, from gold + fish (n.); introduced into England from China, where they are native. A goldfish bowl, figurative of a situation of no privacy, was in use by 1935.

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