chameleon cichlid

plural chameleon cichlids

Definition of chameleon cichlid

: a freshwater cichlid fish (Australohero facetus synonym Cichlasoma facetum) of South America that is typically yellow to pale brown with dark vertical stripes, may reach a length of seven inches (18 centimeters), and is sometimes kept in aquariums

called also chanchito

First Known Use of chameleon cichlid

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Chameleon cichlid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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