cichlid

noun cich·lid \ ˈsi-kləd \

Definition of cichlid

: any of a family (Cichlidae) of mostly tropical spiny-finned usually freshwater fishes including several kept in tropical aquariums

cichlid

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cichlid

ultimately from Greek kichlē thrush, a kind of wrasse; perhaps akin to Greek chelidōn swallow


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