noun cich·lid \ˈsi-kləd\

Definition of CICHLID

:  any of a family (Cichlidae) of mostly tropical spiny-finned usually freshwater fishes including several kept in tropical aquariums
cichlid adjective

Origin of CICHLID

ultimately from Greek kichlē thrush, a kind of wrasse; perhaps akin to Greek chelidōn swallow
First Known Use: 1884


Next Word in the Dictionary: CichlidaePrevious Word in the Dictionary: CichlasomaAll Words Near: cichlid
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears