mouthbreeder

noun
mouth·​breed·​er | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌbrē-dər How to pronounce mouthbreeder (audio) \

Definition of mouthbreeder

: any of several fishes that carry their eggs and young in the mouth especially : a North African cichlid fish (Haplochromis multicolor) often kept in aquariums

First Known Use of mouthbreeder

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Mouthbreeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouthbreeder. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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