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

Word History


Portuguese acará, from Tupi

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acara was in 1830

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“Acara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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