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platy

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adjective \ˈplā-tē\

Definition of platy

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

1533

First Known Use of platy

1533


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platy

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noun \ˈpla-tē\

Definition of platy

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platy

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platys

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platies

  1. :  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, \-ˌfish\

Origin and Etymology of platy

New Latin Platypoecilus, former genus name of the fish


First Known Use: 1931


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