Siamese fighting fish


: a brightly colored betta (Betta splendens) that has highly aggressive males and is a popular aquarium fish

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  • Siamese fighting fish

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Siamese fighting fish was in 1929

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“Siamese fighting fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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