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gold·fish / ˈgōldˌfish/ • n. (pl. same or -fishes) a small reddish-golden Eurasian carp (Carassius auratus), popular in ponds and aquariums.


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goldfish Freshwater carp originally found in China. The most popular aquarium fish, it was domesticated in China c.1000 years ago. The wild form is plain and brownish, but selective breeding has produced a variety of colours. Family Cyprinidae; species Carassius auratus.


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goldfish (Carassius auratus) See CYPRINIDAE.


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Goldfish Trade name for small fish‐shaped savoury crackers.