scalare

scalare

[skuh-lair-ee, -lahr-ee]
noun
any of three deep-bodied, cichlid fishes, Pterophyllum scalare, P. altum, and P. eimekei, inhabiting northern South American rivers, often kept in aquariums.

Origin:
1925–30; < Neo-Latin; Latin scālāre, neuter of scālāris scalar; from its ladderlike markings

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scalare (skəˈlɛərɪ)
 
n
another name for angelfish
 
[C19: from Latin scālāris of a ladder, scalar, referring to the runglike pattern on its body]

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