live-bearer

noun
live-bear·​er | \ ˈlīv-ˌber-ər How to pronounce live-bearer (audio) \

Definition of live-bearer

: 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)

First Known Use of live-bearer

1924, in the meaning defined above

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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 29 Nov. 2021.

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