swordtail

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noun sword·tail \ˈsȯrd-ˌtāl\

Definition of swordtail

  1. :  a small brightly marked Central American live-bearer (Xiphophorus helleri of the family Poeciliidae) often kept in tropical aquariums and bred in many colors

1858

First Known Use of swordtail

1858


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