guppy, rainbow fish, Lebistes reticulatus(noun)
small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums
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.
By extension, any tiny fish.
Throw that one back; itu2019s just a guppy!
Origin: From a name mistakenly assigned, Girardinus guppii, after biologist Robert J. L. Guppy, to previously assigned Poecilia reticulata
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
the name of a pert, conceited lawyer's clerk who figures in Dickens's "Bleak House."
The numerical value of guppy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of guppy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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I haven't been this happy since Moby Dick was a guppy! (said in an interview after a series victory).
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