Goldfish



[gohld-fish] /ˈgoʊldˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) goldfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goldfishes.
1.
a small, usually yellow or orange , Carassius auratus, of the carp family, native to China, bred in many varieties and often kept in fishbowls and pools.
2.
(def 2).
/ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a freshwater cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, of E Europe and Asia, esp China, widely introduced as a pond or aquarium fish. It resembles the carp and has a typically golden or orange-red coloration
2.
any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe See orfe
n.

1690s, from gold + fish (n.); introduced into England from China, where they are native. A goldfish bowl, figurative of a situation of no privacy, was in use by 1935.
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