Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, brightly colored, live-bearing freshwater fish (Xiphophorus helleri) of Central America, having a long tapering extension of the caudal fin in the male and popular in home aquariums.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A species of freshwater fish, Xiphophorus hellerii

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The limulus.
  • n. Any hemipterous insect of the genus Uroxiphus, found upon forest trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crustacean of the group Xiphosura, as the horseshoe- or king-crab. See cuts under horseshoe-crab and Limulus.
  • n. Any bug of the genus Uroxiphus, as U. caryæ, the walnut swordtail.
  • n. Same as sword-bearer .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish

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Examples

  •  One Activision Keystone Kapers cartridge for Atari 2600, borrowed by you, claimed lost, $19.99; one baseball bat shattered in anger, without apology after humiliating strikeout, $7.99; one green swordtail fish, leapt to its death after you opened aquarium lid, chased it with net, $0.79.

    Thinly Sliced Raw Fish

  • There's hope for the less-than-perfect male – if you're a swordtail fish, that is.

    Science press releases

  • As the size and age of female swordtail fish increase, so does the preference for males with asymmetrical markings, according to a new Ohio University study.

    Science press releases

  • As the size and age of female swordtail fish increases, so does the preference for males with asymmetrical markings, according to a new Ohio University study.

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  • My mouth opened and closed, as if I was a swordtail fish in the belly of a Spline.

    Resplendent

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  • In male swordtail fish, black melanoma splotches help lure females, suggesting that the usually deadly melanoma gene is conserved for its beneficial role in sexual selection ...

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  • The authors placed a female swordtail in the middle of a tank with two partitions.

    Practical Fishkeeping news (RSS)

  • There’s hope for the less-than-perfect male — if you’re a swordtail fish, that is.

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