from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See piranha.
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- n. piranha fish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A south American fresh water fish of the genus Serrasalmo of many species, remarkable for its voracity. When numerous they attack man or beast, often with fatal results.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The vernacular name of a very voracious South American fish, Serrasalmo piraya, and other characins of the subfamily Serrasalmoninæ (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
American Spanish, from Spanish Caribe, Carib; see Carib.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)