rainbow fish


: any of numerous brilliantly colored fishes (such as a wrasse, parrotfish, or guppy)

Examples of rainbow fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meet a rainbow fish and other new species discovered in 2022 These are just a few of the hundreds of newfound species that scientists described in 2022. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 12 May 2023 We could get married in a synagogue, or on a campground with a functional Ferris wheel, or at an aquarium between walls of rainbow fish. Ruth Madievsky, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rainbow fish was in 1722

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“Rainbow fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rainbow%20fish. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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