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.
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- n. A fish of the genus Betta, especially Betta splendens, also known as a Siamese fighting fish.
New Latin Betta, genus name.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)