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platy

adjective \ ˈplā-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of platy

: resembling a plate; also : consisting of plates or flaky layers used chiefly of soil or mineral formations

First Known Use of platy

1539


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platy

noun \ ˈpla-tē \

Definition of platy

plural platy or platys or platies
: either of two tropical American freshwater live-bearers (Xiphophorus maculatus and X. variatus) that have a highly variable often brilliant color and are popular aquarium fishes called also platy*fish\ˈpla-tē-ˌfish\

Origin and Etymology of platy

New Latin Platypoecilus, former genus name of the fish


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