variatus

noun
var·​i·​a·​tus | \ ˌverēˈātəs, ˌva(a)r- \
plural -es

Definition of variatus

: a fish (Platypoecilus variatus) related to the common platy and often kept in the tropical aquarium

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History and Etymology for variatus

New Latin variatus (specific epithet of Platypoecilus variatus), from Latin, past participle of variare to vary

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“Variatus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variatus. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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