tropical fish

noun

Definition of tropical fish

  1. :  any of various small usually showy fishes of tropical origin often kept in a tropical aquarium

First Known Use of tropical fish

1931


TROPICAL FISH Defined for English Language Learners

tropical fish

noun

Definition of tropical fish for English Language Learners

  • : a small, brightly colored fish that lives in warm water in tropical areas


TROPICAL FISH Defined for Kids

tropical fish

noun

Definition of tropical fish for Students

  1. :  a small often brightly colored fish kept in aquariums


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