Definition of Goldfish

1. Noun. Small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes.

Exact synonyms: Carassius Auratus
Generic synonyms: Cyprinid, Cyprinid Fish
Group relationships: Carassius, Genus Carassius
Specialized synonyms: Silverfish



Definition of Goldfish

1. n. A small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); -- so named from its color. It is a native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Called also golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope.

Definition of Goldfish

1. Noun. A type of fish (scientific name ''Carassius auratus''), typically orange-colored. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goldfish

1. a freshwater fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Goldfish

1. A small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); so named from its colour. It is native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Synonym: golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope. A California marine fish of an orange or red colour; the garibaldi. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goldfish

goldenseal
goldenseals
goldeny
golder
goldes
goldest
goldeye
goldeyes
goldfield
goldfieldite
goldfields
goldfilled
goldfinch
goldfinches
goldfinny
goldfish (current term)
goldfish bowl
goldfishes
goldfishlike
goldhammer
goldhammers
goldichite
goldie
goldie's wood fern
goldier
goldiest
goldilocks
goldilocks aster
golding
goldings

Literary usage of Goldfish

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1. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"goldfish. Several attempts have been made by private citizens to introduce well- known food, game and ornamental fish into the Hawaiian Islands. ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE goldfish Teacher's Story NCE upon a time, if stories are true, ... Whenever I see goldfish, I wonder if, perhaps, King Midas were not a Chinese and if ..."

3. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"... pathway are unexpected and atypical, suggesting these proteins provide a structure that supports neuronal growth and plasticity. Using a goldfish retina ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1890)
"During the past summer, while noting the condition of my goldfish pond I frequently found many bodies of these fishes floating, bearing evidence of some ..."

5. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"Nevertheless, the plan was carried out and the pond was stocked with goldfish taken from natural ponds in the vicinity where they had been living and ..."

6. Learning to Be a Scientist by Jo Ellen Moore, Jill Norris (2000)
"Watch the goldfish Show students a goldfish in a bowl. ... You are going to watch a goldfish carefully to see what you can learn. ..."

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