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gup·py

 (gŭp′ē)
n. pl. gup·pies
A small live-bearing freshwater fish (Poecilia reticulata), native to northern South America and adjacent islands of the West Indies, bred in many colorful varieties and popular in home aquariums.

[After R.J. Lechmere Guppy (1836-1916), clergyman of Trinidad who first supplied specimens to the British Museum.]

guppy

(ˈɡʌpɪ)
n, pl -pies
(Animals) a small brightly coloured freshwater viviparous cyprinodont fish, Lebistes reticulatus, of N South America and the Caribbean: a popular aquarium fish
[C20: named after R. J. L. Guppy, 19th-century clergyman of Trinidad who first presented specimens to the British Museum]

gup•py

(ˈgʌp i)

n., pl. -pies.
a small freshwater livebearer, Poecilia reticulata, of the Caribbean region, often kept in aquariums.
[after R.J.Latin. Guppy (1836–1916) of Trinidad, who presented specimens to the British Museum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guppy - small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indiesguppy - small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums
cyprinodont - any member of the family Cyprinodontidae
Translations
سَمك ملوَّن يعيش في المربى الزجاجي
paví očko
guppy
guppi
gúbbi
gupis
gupija
pávie očko
akvaryum balığı

guppy

[ˈgʌpɪ] Nguppy m

guppy

[ˈgʌpi] nguppy m

guppy

nGuppy m, → Millionenfisch m

guppy

(ˈgapi) plural ˈguppies noun
a small brightly-coloured fresh-water fish, often kept in aquariums.
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The students ran each experiment four times with different observers and different guppies.
In reality male guppies are so desperate for sex they continually pester the opposite sex.
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