genus Platypoecilus

noun
platys
Syn: ↑Platypoecilus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Poeciliidae, ↑family Poeciliidae
Member Meronyms: ↑platy, ↑Platypoecilus maculatus

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  • Platypoecilus — noun platys • Syn: ↑genus Platypoecilus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Poeciliidae, ↑family Poeciliidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Platypoecilus maculatus — noun small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑platy • Hypernyms: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid, ↑live bearer • Member Holonyms: ↑Platypoecilus …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poeciliidae — noun topminnows • Syn: ↑family Poeciliidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Cypriniformes, ↑order Cypriniformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Poeciliidae — noun topminnows • Syn: ↑Poeciliidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Cypriniformes, ↑order Cypriniformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • platy — noun small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑Platypoecilus maculatus • Hypernyms: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid, ↑live bearer • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • platy — platy1 [plāt′ē] adj. Geol. composed of plates, sheets, or slabs, as certain sandstones or limestones platy2 [plat′ē] n. pl. platy, platys, platies [clipped < ModL Platypoecilus, a genus of fishes < PLATY + Gr poikilos, many colored] any of… …   English World dictionary

  • platy — I. adjective Date: 1533 resembling a plate; also consisting of plates or flaky layers used chiefly of soil or mineral formations II. noun (plural platy or platys or platies) Etymology: New Latin Platypoecilus, former genus name of the fish Da …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Southern platyfish — Conservation status Secure (NatureServe) …   Wikipedia

  • platy — platy1 /play tee/, adj., platier, platiest. (of an igneous rock) split into thin, flat sheets, often resembling strata, as a result of uneven cooling. [1525 35; PLATE1 + Y1] platy2 /plat ee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) platy, (esp. referring to… …   Universalium

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