Definition of cichlid in English:

cichlid

Line breaks: cich|lid
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪklɪd
 
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noun

Zoology
A perch-like freshwater fish of a large tropical family (Cichlidae) which includes the angelfishes, discuses, mouthbrooders, and tilapia.
More example sentences
  • Blue acara cichlids and guppies were obtained from a local aquarium fish supplier and were therefore of unknown origin.
  • The cichlids have evolved an astonishing array of forms in Africa.
  • Many feeding behaviors found in cichlids are unique among freshwater fishes.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Cichlidae (plural), from Greek kikhlē, denoting a kind of fish.

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