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[plat-ee] /ˈplæt i/
noun, plural (especially collectively) platy (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) platys, platies.
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Origin of platy2
1930-1935
1930-35; by shortening of New Latin Platypoecilus genus name, equivalent to platy- platy- + -poecilus < Greek poikílos mottled
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British Dictionary definitions for platies

platy1

/ˈpleɪtɪ/
adjective platier, platiest
1.
of, relating to, or designating rocks the constituents of which occur in flaky layers: platy fracture
Word Origin
C19: from plate + -y1

platy2

/ˈplætɪ/
noun (pl) platy, platys, platies
1.
any of various small brightly coloured freshwater cyprinodont fishes of the Central American genus Xiphophorus, esp X. maculatus
Word Origin
C20: shortened from New Latin Platypoecilus former genus name, from platy- + -poecilus, from Greek poikilos spotted
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