Definitions for cichlidˈsɪk lɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any freshwater fish of the family Cichlidae of South America, Africa, and S Asia, superficially resembling the American sunfishes and popular in home aquariums.
Origin of cichlid:
1880–85; < NL Cichlidae <Cichl(a) a genus (< Gk kíchlē thrush, wrasse)
cichlid, cichlid fish(noun)
freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
Any of many tropical fish, of the family Cichlidae, popular as aquarium fish.