Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In geology, made up of thin plates of hard rock, or splitting into such thin plates.
  • Like a plate; consisting of plates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a plate; consisting of plates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tropical fish of the genus Xiphophorus (also including the swordtails.)
  • adjective Resembling plates.
  • adjective heraldry Of a field semy of plates.
  • adjective geology Composed of thin plate-like pieces of igneous rock.

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

  • noun small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish

Etymologies

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plate + -y

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