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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various species of small, brightly colored, long-finned freshwater fishes of the genus Betta, found in southeast Asia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish of the genus Betta, especially Betta splendens, also known as a Siamese fighting fish.

Etymologies

New Latin Betta, genus name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • It's a fish. :-)

    January 7, 2012