Definition of cichlid
: any of a family (Cichlidae) of mostly tropical spiny-finned usually freshwater fishes including several kept in tropical aquariums
Origin of cichlid
ultimately from Greek kichlē thrush, a kind of wrasse; perhaps akin to Greek chelidōn swallow
First Known Use: 1884
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