acara

noun
aca·​ra | \ ¦äkə¦rä \
plural -s

Definition of acara

: any of several South American and Central American fishes (family Cichlidae) that build nests and guard their young — see blue acara

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First Known Use of acara

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acara

Portuguese acará, from Tupi

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“Acara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acara. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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