swordtail

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sword·tail

 (sôrd′tāl′)
n.
A small, brightly colored, live-bearing freshwater fish (Xiphophorus hellerii) of Mexico and Central America, having a long tapering extension of the caudal fin in the male and popular in home aquariums.

swordtail

(ˈsɔːdˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any of several small freshwater cyprinodont fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, esp X. helleri, of Central America, having a long swordlike tail

sword•tail

(ˈsɔrdˌteɪl, ˈsoʊrd-)

n.
any freshwater fish of the Central American genus Xiphophorus: the male has a swordlike extension of the lower caudal fin.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swordtail - freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tailswordtail - freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish
cyprinodont - any member of the family Cyprinodontidae
Translations
سَمَك ذو ذيل شَبيه بالسَّيْف
mečovka
sværddrager
mexikói kardfarkú hal
hitabeltisfiskur
mečovka
kılıçkuyruk

sword

(soːd) noun
a weapon with a long blade that is sharp on one or both edges. He drew his sword (from its sheath) and killed the man.
ˈsword-play noun
the activity of fencing.
ˈswordsman (ˈsoːdz-) noun
a man who can fight or fence with a sword.
ˈswordtail noun
a tropical fish of fresh water, the male having a long sword-shaped tail.
cross swords
to quarrel or disagree. I try not to cross swords with my boss.
References in periodicals archive ?
Studies on the life history of Baja California killifish include feeding interactions with the exotic green swordtail (Alaniz-Garcia et al.
Koi, goldfish, guppy, sailfin molly, green swordtail, southern platyfish, variable platyfish, is undemanding.
Female preference for male sword length in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri (Pisces: Poeciliidae).