First Known Use of platy
Definition of platy
: 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: 1922
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