mollienisia

noun
mol·​li·​e·​nis·​ia | \ ˌmälēəˈnisēə \

Definition of mollienisia

1 capitalized : a genus of brightly colored topminnows of the family Poeciliidae highly valued as aquarium fishes — see sailfin
2 plural -s : any fish of the genus Mollienisia

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History and Etymology for mollienisia

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

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“Mollienisia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mollienisia. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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