characin

noun
char·a·cin | \ ˈker-ə-sən , ˈka-rə- \

Definition of characin 

: any of a family (Characidae) of usually small brightly colored tropical freshwater fishes that includes many aquarium fishes

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characin adjective

First Known Use of characin

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for characin

ultimately from Greek charak-, charax pointed stake, a fish

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