from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater fishes of the family Cichlidae, many of which are popular as aquarium fish.
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- n. Any of many tropical fish, of the family Cichlidae, popular as aquarium fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Cichlidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
From New Latin Cichla, type genus, from Greek kikhlē, a kind of fish; see ghel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)