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

  • n. Any of various small, brightly colored Old World tropical fishes of the genus Aplocheilus and related genera, often kept in home aquariums.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various tropical fish of Aplocheilus and occasionally other genera, such as the striped panchax, blue panchax, and banded panchax.


New Latin, former genus name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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