isabelita

noun
is·​a·​be·​li·​ta | \ ˌizəbəˈlētə \
variants: or isabelite \ -​ˈbeˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of isabelita

: 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

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History and Etymology for isabelita

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 9 May. 2021.

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