fantail goldfish
fantail goldfish fan"tail` gold"fish, n. (Zo["o]l.) a type of goldfish bred artificially, having a realtively short oval body and a tail with four lobes arrayed somewhat like a folding fan, as though forming a part of the surface of a cone. Called also {fantail}. [PJC]

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  • Fantail (goldfish) — The Fantail goldfish is the western form of the Ryukin that possesses an egg shaped body, a high dorsal fin, a long quadruple caudal fin, and no shoulder hump. Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Collecting by Dr. Erik L. Johnson, D.V.M …   Wikipedia

  • fantail goldfish — an artificially bred, hardy variety of goldfish, usually oval shaped and deep orange or calico, with a deeply cleft, four lobed tail held in line with the body. Also called fantail. Cf. veiltail goldfish. * * * …   Universalium

  • fantail goldfish — an artificially bred, hardy variety of goldfish, usually oval shaped and deep orange or calico, with a deeply cleft, four lobed tail held in line with the body. Also called fantail. Cf. veiltail goldfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • fantail goldfish — fan′tail gold′fish n. ich a variety of goldfish with a deeply cleft four lobed tail held in line with the body …   From formal English to slang

  • Fantail (disambiguation) — Fantail may refer to:* Fantail, birds of the genus Rhipidura and subfamily Rhipidurinae. * Fantail (goldfish), a breed of goldfish * Fantail (pigeon), a breed of domestic pigeon * Fantail (ship), an overhanging rear deck on some ships * Fantail… …   Wikipedia

  • fantail — goldfish fan tail gold fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) a type of goldfish bred artificially, having a realtively short oval body and a tail with four lobes arrayed somewhat like a folding fan, as though forming a part of the surface of a cone. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fantail — Fan tail (f[a^]n t[=a]l ), n. (Zool.) (a) A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail. (b) Any bird of the Australian genus {Rhipidura}, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goldfish — This article is about the ornamental fish. For other uses, see Goldfish (disambiguation). Goldfish …   Wikipedia

  • fantail — fan tailed, adj. /fan tayl /, n. 1. a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan. 2. one of a breed of domestic pigeons, having a fan shaped tail. 3. any of various small birds having fanlike tails, as the Old World flycatchers of the genus Rhipidura… …   Universalium

  • fantail — fan•tail [[t]ˈfænˌteɪl[/t]] n. 1) a tail, end, or part shaped like a fan 2) orn a bird having a broad, upward slanting tail, as one of a breed of domestic pigeon 3) ich fantail goldfish 4) the rounded overhang of the stern of some ships 5) coo… …   From formal English to slang

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