tropical fish

noun

Definition of tropical fish

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

Examples of tropical fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing, thanks in part to a series of careful interventions. Christina Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 17 Sep. 2019 But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing, thanks in part to a series of careful interventions. Christina Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 17 Sep. 2019 Then travel by boat to a research station on the world’s second largest barrier reef, and swim through an underwater world of brightly colored coral, sea turtles, and tropical fish. National Geographic, "Belize Middle School Expedition," 30 Sep. 2019 Part of her body was covered in sand and blue paint, which led police to a tropical fish store in Park Heights where Wayne Steven Young worked. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Harold A. Rose, retired master detective and Kennedy assassination investigator, dies," 7 Dec. 2019 Scores of popular institutions showcase various collections that include, for example, vintage street cars (San Francisco Railway Museum), tropical fish (Academy of Sciences) and gorgeous paintings (just about every other museum in the city). Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "SF museum to explore our dark side: domestic violence, bullying, school shootings," 19 Nov. 2019 Degradation of coral reefs erodes a lucrative tourist asset, but also jeopardizes one-of-a-kind species — corals, tropical fish, sea turtles — that enrich our lives with beauty and add diversity to our planet. CNN, "Benioff and Branson: Business leaders need to step up in the fight against our climate crisis," 24 Sep. 2019 But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing, thanks in part to a series of careful interventions. Christina Larson, The Denver Post, "Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece," 18 Sep. 2019 Paintings depicting neighborhood landscapes and tropical fish hang on the perimeter, while glazed pottery sparkles center stage. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "Meet the Long Beach artist fighting for Latinx farmworkers and their legacies," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tropical fish

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tropical fish was in 1931

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7 Feb 2020

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“Tropical fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropical%20fish. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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tropical fish

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tropical fish

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

tropical fish

noun

Kids Definition of tropical fish

: a small often brightly colored fish kept in aquariums

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