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 ?
A study with green swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri) has been the only to report some beneficial effect on fish growth for humic substances (MEINELT et al.
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.