mouthbreeder

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouthbreeder was in 1927

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“Mouthbreeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouthbreeder. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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