da·​nio ˈdā-nē-ˌō How to pronounce danio (audio)
plural danios
: any of various small brightly colored Asian cyprinid fishes (genera Danio and Brachydanio) compare zebra fish

Word History


New Latin, genus name

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of danio was circa 1889

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“Danio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danio. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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