Definition of Piranha

1. Noun. Someone who attacks in search of booty.

Exact synonyms: Marauder, Predator, Vulture
Generic synonyms: Aggressor, Assailant, Assaulter, Attacker
Specialized synonyms: Moss-trooper
Derivative terms: Maraud



2. Noun. Small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals.
Exact synonyms: Caribe, Pirana
Generic synonyms: Characid, Characin, Characin Fish
Group relationships: Genus Serrasalmus, Serrasalmus

Definition of Piranha

1. Noun. Any of the carnivorous freshwater fish living in South American rivers and belonging to the families of Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piranha

1. a voracious fish [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piranha

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piqure diabetes
pir
piracetam
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piracies
piracy
piragua
piraguas
pirai
pirais
pirameter
pirameters
pirana
piranas
piranha (current term)
piranhas
pirarubicin
pirarucu
pirarucus
pirate
pirate articles
pirate flag
pirate radio
pirate round
pirate ship
pirate ships
pirated
piratelike
pirater

Literary usage of Piranha

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1. Thayer Expedition by Charles Frederick Hartt (1870)
"Notes on the piranha and its Habits.— Propria. — Morro do Chaves and Cretaceous Fossils. ... piranha ..."

2. Thayer Expedition by Charles Frederick Hartt (1870)
"—Notes on the piranha and its Habits. — Propria. — Morro do Chaves and Cretaceous Fossils. ... piranha ..."

3. Thayer Expedition by Charles Frederick Hartt (1870)
"—Notes on the piranha and its Habits. — Propria. — Morro do Chaves and Cretaceous Fossils. ... piranha ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands by Peter Krahenbul (2003)
"Other activities at Sacha include nature walks, canoe rides, swimming, and fishing for piranha. Wildlife viewing and bird-watching are popular, ..."

5. Time's Telescope for ...; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack (1829)
"Turning with surprise to our guide, we were informed by him that this was the abode of numberless alligators and the voracious piranha. The piranha is of ..."

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