noun cat·a·li·neta \ˌkatələˈnetə\

Definition of catalineta



  1. 1 :  any of several angelfishes (especially Holacanthus tricolor)

  2. 2 :  porkfish

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Origin and Etymology of catalineta

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish Catalina Catherine (feminine proper name), modification of Medieval Latin Katharina, by folk etymology (influence of Greek katharos pure) from Katerina, modification of Late Greek Aikaterinē

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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