Definition of goldfish
: a small usually golden-orange Asian cyprinid fish (Carassius auratus) often kept as an aquarium and pond fish
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The club handed out free construction hats, goldfish, pretzels and water.
Over the years, the Bordens have cremated iguanas, kangaroos, alpacas, deer, parakeets, squirrels, dogs, cats, goldfish, miniature ponies and more.
A: Dung!) and who named the goldfish in his backyard pond Nosey, Scrumpy, Motley, Blind Pew, Spunky and William.
A few hundred yards upcreek from where Fergus was fishing, Henry put down his rod and reel, dug into a nearby backpack and grabbed a baggie filled with goldfish crackers.
Goldfish Ghost, white and floating upside down over his bowl, is dead right off the bat, so there’s no drama around the loss.
Except for that Ziploc full of ancient goldfish crackers lurking at the bottom.
And the whole deal about the goldfish bowl and living in it, that kicked in.
Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: Crappies good on minnows in 8 to 10 feet of water; catfish fair to good on goldfish and sunfish on limb lines; walleyes very good in 5 to 10 feet of water on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
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GOLDFISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goldfish for English Language Learners
: a small usually orange fish that people often keep in ponds or in fishbowls or tanks as a pet
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Definition of goldfish for Students
: a small usually golden yellow or orange fish often kept in aquariums or ponds
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