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panchax

[pan-chaks] /ˈpæn tʃæks/
noun
1.
any of a variety of colorful tropical Old World fishes of the genus Aplocheilus and related genera: popular in home aquariums.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < New Latin (formerly a genus name); of unexplained orig.
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panchax

/ˈpænˌtʃæks/
noun
1.
any of several brightly coloured tropical Asian cyprinodont fishes of the genus Aplocheilus, such as A. panchax (blue panchax)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin (former generic name), of obscure origin
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