danio

noun
da·​nio | \ ˈdā-nē-ˌō How to pronounce danio (audio) \
plural danios

Definition of danio

: any of various small brightly colored Asian cyprinid fishes (genera Danio and Brachydanio) — compare zebra fish

First Known Use of danio

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for danio

New Latin, genus name

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“Danio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danio. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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