Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various species of small, brightly colored, long-finned freshwater fishes of the genus Betta of Southeast Asia, many of which, such as the Siamese fighting fish, are popular in home aquariums.

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  • noun A fish of the genus Betta, especially Betta splendens, also known as a Siamese fighting fish.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Betta, genus name, from Javanese wader bettah, a species of betta (Betta picta) of Java and Sumatra (wader, freshwater fish).]

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  • It's a fish. :-)

    January 7, 2012