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medaka

[mi-dak-uh] /mɪˈdæk ə/
noun
1.
a small Japanese fish, Oryzias latipes, common in rice fields, often kept in aquariums.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Japanese, equivalent to me(y) (earlier *mai) eye + -daka, combining form of taka high
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