Gold fish

goldfish

[gohld-fish]
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; gold + fish

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goldfish (ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ)
 
n , 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.  See orfe any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe

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