rosy barb

noun

: a small silvery green Indian cyprinid fish (Barbus conchonius) the male of which becomes flushed with rose during the breeding season and which is a favorite in tropical aquariums

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosy barb was in 1930

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“Rosy barb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosy%20barb. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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