from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tetra.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many diverse fish, of the order Characiformes, related to the carp and catfish and including the tetra.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae; -- also called characid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Characinidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
From New Latin Characinidae, former family name, from Greek kharax, kharak-, a kind of fish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)