orange chromide


: an Asian freshwater cichlid fish (Etroplus maculatus) that is orange or yellow with red spots and is often kept in tropical aquariums

Word History


chromide, ultimately from Greek chromis, a sea fish

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orange chromide was in 1933

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“Orange chromide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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