zebra fish

zebrafish

[zee-bruh-fish; British also zeb-ruh-]
noun, plural zebrafishes (especially collectively) zebrafish.
a small, slender freshwater fish, Brachydanio rerio, having luminous bluish-black and silvery-gold horizontal stripes: popular in home aquariums.
Also called zebra danio.


Origin:
1765–75; zebra + fish

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