from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a beautiful fresh-water Asiatic fish (Macropodus viridiauratus) having very large fins. It is often kept alive as an ornamental fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Chinese fish, Macropodus viridi-auratus, remarkable for its beauty and the extension of its fins. It has, like the goldfish, been made the subject of culture with reference to its beauty rather than to its food value.
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