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Definition of Goldfish


  1. A small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); -- so named from its color. It is native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Called also golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope.
  2. A California marine fish of an orange or red color; the garibaldi.

Goldfish Quotations

A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?
Stephen Hawking

I have a pet lizard named Puff, five goldfish - named Pinky, Brain, Jowels, Pearl and Sandy, an oscar fish named Chef, two pacus, an albino African frog named Whitey, a bonsai tree, four Venus flytraps, a fruit fly farm and sea monkeys.
Chris Pratt

I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
Henri Matisse

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.
Chevy Chase

I couldn't be a royal. It's like living in a supersonic goldfish bowl.
Ozzy Osbourne
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Goldfish Translations

goldfish in Afrikaans is goudvis
goldfish in Dutch is goudvis
goldfish in German is Goldfisch
goldfish in Hungarian is aranyhal
goldfish in Spanish is carpa dorada
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