noun, plural (especially collectively) goldfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goldfishes.
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.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
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
any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe See orfe
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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- Goldfish bowl
noun 1. Also called fishbowl. a glass bowl, typically spherical, in which fish are kept as pets 2. a place or situation open to observation by onlookers noun phrase A place or situation where one is exposed; a venue without privacy: Celebrities must live in a goldfish bowl (1935+) A situation affording no privacy, as […]
noun, Finance. 1. the procedure by which the price of gold is established. 2. the price itself, especially as established daily in the London gold market.
- Goldflam disease
Goldflam disease Gold·flam disease (gōld’flām, gôlt’fläm) n. See myasthenia gravis.
noun 1. sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf. noun 1. thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf