from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several tropical American freshwater fishes of the genus Serrasalmus that are voraciously carnivorous and often attack and destroy living animals. Also called caribe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the carnivorous freshwater fish living in South American rivers and belonging to the families of Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus.
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
- n. someone who attacks in search of booty
He can catch bullets in his nostrils, leap from buildings and remain unmoved when a piranha is placed in his swim trunks.
I now have a special affinity with the beastie as I was called a piranha on 18 Doughty Street when I took part in Vox Politix on Friday.
Close up ... well, they've been called piranha ant nests.
But the piranha is a short, deep-bodied fish, with a blunt face and a heavily undershot or projecting lower jaw which gapes widely.
"It's often misidentified as a piranha," Wattendorf said of the species.
The piranha is a member of Characidae (also called Characin) family.
I'll need to log Give the machines static IP addresses appropriate for the in, using the username piranha and the password I just set. internal network.
Up the fire with the "piranha" sauce, fueled with jalapeño and cilantro.
Neysa Moskowitz, whose 20-year-old daughter, Stacy, was killed just 10 days before Berkowitz was arrested, denounced Lee last week as a "piranha" who "just wants to make a buck."
~ Chandra catches 'piranha' black holes -- Supermassive black holes have been discovered to grow more rapidly in young galaxy clusters, according to new results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.