isabelita

noun

is·​a·​be·​li·​ta
ˌizəbəˈlētə
variants or isabelite
-ˈbeˌlīt
plural -s
: any of various fishes belonging to a genus Angelichthys of the family Chaetodontidae
especially : an angelfish (A. ciliaris) colored orange red, sky blue, and golden that is common in the West Indies

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish isabelita, from Spanish Isabelita (feminine nickname), diminutive of Isabel (feminine name)

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“Isabelita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isabelita. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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