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pi·ra·nha

also pi·ra·ña  (pĭ-rä′nə, -rä′nyə)
n.
Any of various tropical American freshwater fishes of several genera, especially Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus, that have sharp teeth and are known for attacking and feeding on live animals. Also called caribe.

[Portuguese, from Tupí : pirá, fish + ánha, teeth.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piraña - small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animalspirana - small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
characid, characin, characin fish - any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
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