guppy

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noun gup·py \ˈgə-pē\

Definition of guppy

plural

guppies

  1. :  a small bony fish (Poecilia reticulata of the family Poeciliidae) especially of Barbados, Trinidad, and Venezuela that is a live-bearer and is often kept as an aquarium fish

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Origin and Etymology of guppy

R. J. L. Guppy †1916 Trinidadian naturalist


First Known Use: 1925


GUPPY Defined for English Language Learners

guppy

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noun

Definition of guppy for English Language Learners

  • : a small tropical fish


GUPPY Defined for Kids

guppy

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noun gup·py \ˈgə-pē\

Definition of guppy for Students

plural

guppies

  1. :  a small tropical fish often kept as an aquarium fish



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