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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gup•pyˈgʌp i(n.)(pl.)-pies.

  1. a small freshwater livebearer, Poecilia reticulata, of the Caribbean region, often kept in aquariums.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of guppy:

after R.J.L. Guppy (1836–1916) of Trinidad, who presented specimens to the British Museum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guppy, rainbow fish, Lebistes reticulatus(noun)

    small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums

Wiktionary

  1. guppy(Noun)

    A tiny freshwater fish, Poecilia reticulata, popular in home aquariums, that usually has a plain body and black or dark blue tail for the females and a more colorful tail for the males.

    Fred kept a tank of guppies by the windowsill.

  2. guppy(Noun)

    By extension, any tiny fish.

    Throw that one back; itu2019s just a guppy!

  3. Origin: From a name mistakenly assigned, Girardinus guppii, after biologist Robert J. L. Guppy, to previously assigned Poecilia reticulata

Freebase

  1. Guppy

    The guppy, also known as the millionfish, is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species in the world. It is a small member of the Poeciliidae family [females 4–6 centimetres long, males 2.5–3.5 centimetres long] and like all other members of the family is live-bearing.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Guppy

    the name of a pert, conceited lawyer's clerk who figures in Dickens's "Bleak House."


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

guppy(noun)

a small brightly-coloured fresh-water fish, often kept in aquariums.

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