cory catfish

noun

co·​ry catfish ˈkȯr-ē- How to pronounce cory catfish (audio)
variants or cory
plural cory catfish or corys also cory catfishes
: corydoras
Two cory catfish per 10-gallon tank stir up the bottom and eat any food that falls to the bottom.Kathy van Mullekom

Word History

Etymology

cory by shortening from corydoras

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cory catfish was in 1960

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“Cory catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cory%20catfish. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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