noun hel·leri \ˈheləˌrī, -ˌrē\

Definition of helleri



  1. 1 :  swordtail

  2. 2 :  any of numerous brightly colored topminnows developed in the aquarium by hybridization between two tropical American fishes (Xiphophorus helleri and Platypoecilus maculatus)

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Origin and Etymology of helleri

New Latin (specific epithet of Xiphophorus helleri), after C. Heller, 20th century tropical fish collector

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to cast off or become cast off

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