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  • n. A small aggressive freshwater fish originating from Thailand, popular as aquarium fish, Betta splendens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish (Betta pugnax), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Siamese fish, Betta pugnax, of the family OsphromenidÅ“: so called from its pugnacity.


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