mollienisia

noun mol·li·e·nis·ia \ˌmälēəˈnisēə\

Definition of mollienisia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of brightly colored topminnows of the family Poeciliidae highly valued as aquarium fishes — see sailfin

  2. 2 plural -s :  any fish of the genus Mollienisia

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Origin and Etymology of mollienisia

New Latin, irregular after Comte François N. Mollien †1850 French statesman


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