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noun bet·ta \ˈbe-tə\

Definition of BETTA

:  any of a genus (Betta of the family Anabantidae) of small brilliantly colored long-finned freshwater bony fishes of southeastern Asia; especially :  siamese fighting fish

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Origin of BETTA

New Latin, probably from Javanese waděr, a freshwater fish
First Known Use: 1927

Rhymes with BETTA


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