Meaning of GUPPY in English

GUPPY

I. ˈgəpē, -pi noun

( -es )

Etymology: after R.J. Lechmere Guppy of Trinidad, who first presented specimens to the British Museum

: a small topminnow ( Lebistes reticulatus ) of the Barbados, Trinidad, and Venezuela frequently kept as an aquarium fish, the females reaching a length of about two inches and being plainly colored, the males being much smaller and having black, blue, and red markings

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guppy: 1 female, 2 male

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II. noun

( -es )

Usage: sometimes capitalized

Etymology: g reater u nderwater p ropulsive p ower + -y

: a submarine that has been streamlined (as by the removal of guns and the recessing of deck fittings) and equipped with snorkel

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