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piranha

/pɪˈrɑːnjə/
noun
1.
any of various small freshwater voracious fishes of the genus Serrasalmus and related genera, of tropical America, having strong jaws and sharp teeth: family Characidae (characins)
Word Origin
C19: via Portuguese from Tupi: fish with teeth, from pirá fish + sainha tooth
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