three-spot gourami

noun

: a small gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) of southeastern Asia introduced into other countries as an aquarium fish

Word History

Etymology

so called from the spot at the body center, the spot at the caudal base, and the prominent eye

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“Three-spot gourami.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-spot%20gourami. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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