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platyfish

[plat-ee-fish] /ˈplæt iˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) platyfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) platyfishes.
1.
any of several small, yellow-gray freshwater fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, especially X. variatus, of Mexico: popular in home aquariums, in which the color varies widely.
Also called moon platy.
Origin
see platy2, fish
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