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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.
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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