live-bearer

noun

live-bear·​er ˈlīv-ˌber-ər How to pronounce live-bearer (audio)
: a fish that brings forth living young rather than eggs
especially : any of a family (Poeciliidae) of numerous small surface-feeding fishes (such as a molly or swordtail)

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of live-bearer was in 1924

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“Live-bearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live-bearer. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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live-bearer

noun
live-bear·​er
ˈlīv-ˌbar-ər,
-ˌber-
: a fish that brings forth living young rather than eggs
especially : any of a family of numerous small fishes (as a molly or swordtail) that feed at the surface of the water

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