Gerardinus guppyi
guppy guppy n. [Named after R. J. L. Guppy, who brought speciments to the British museum. --RHUD] A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies ({Lebistes reticulatus} or {Poecilia reticulata}, originaly called {Gerardinus guppyi}), often kept in aquariums; also called {rainbow fish}.

Syn: rainbow fish, {Lebistes reticulatus}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • guppy — n. [Named after R. J. L. Guppy, who brought speciments to the British museum. RHUD] A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies ({Lebistes reticulatus} or {Poecilia reticulata}, originaly called {Gerardinus guppyi}), often kept in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lebistes reticulatus — guppy guppy n. [Named after R. J. L. Guppy, who brought speciments to the British museum. RHUD] A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies ({Lebistes reticulatus} or {Poecilia reticulata}, originaly called {Gerardinus guppyi}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lebistes reticulatus — guppy guppy n. [Named after R. J. L. Guppy, who brought speciments to the British museum. RHUD] A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies ({Lebistes reticulatus} or {Poecilia reticulata}, originaly called {Gerardinus guppyi}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poecilia reticulata — guppy guppy n. [Named after R. J. L. Guppy, who brought speciments to the British museum. RHUD] A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies ({Lebistes reticulatus} or {Poecilia reticulata}, originaly called {Gerardinus guppyi}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rainbow fish — guppy guppy n. [Named after R. J. L. Guppy, who brought speciments to the British museum. RHUD] A small freshwater fish of South America and West Indies ({Lebistes reticulatus} or {Poecilia reticulata}, originaly called {Gerardinus guppyi}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guppy — /gup ee/, n., pl. guppies. a small, freshwater topminnow, Poecilia reticulata, often kept in aquariums. Also called rainbow fish. [named after R.J.L. Guppy (1836 1916) of Trinidad, who presented specimens to the British Museum; catalogued under… …   Universalium

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