Definition of Cichlid

1. Noun. Freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums.

Exact synonyms: Cichlid Fish
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Cichlidae, Family Cichlidae
Specialized synonyms: Bolti, Tilapia Nilotica



Definition of Cichlid

1. Noun. Any of many tropical fish, of the family ''Cichlidae'', popular as aquarium fish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cichlid

1. a tropical fish [n -LIDS or -LIDAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cichlid

cicatrizants
cicatrization
cicatrization atelectasis
cicatrizations
cicatrize
cicatrized
cicatrizes
cicatrizing
cicatrose
cicelies
cicely
cicerone
cicerones
ciceroni
ciceros
cichlid (current term)
cichlid fish
cichlids
cichloid
cichoraceous
cichoric acid
cicinnus
cicisbei
cicisbeism
cicisbeisms
cicisbeo
cicisbeos
ciclaton
ciclatons
ciclatoun

Literary usage of Cichlid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Bibliography of Fishes by Bashford Dean, Charles Rochester Eastman, Eugene Willis Gudger, Arthur Wilbur Henn, American Museum of Natural History (1917)
"Regan, С. Т. A revision of the fishes of the South American cichlid genera ... A revision of the fishes of the South American cichlid genera Cichla, ..."

2. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1906)
"Ann. Nat. Hist. (7) xv, pp. 557 & 558. « 378. . A revision of the fishes of the South American cichlid genera Acara, Nannacara, ..."

3. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"None have yet been shown to have harmful effects.) Fishes (13) Bighead carp Blue-eyed cichlid European ruffe Jaguar guapote ..."

4. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"It has the marginal spinels stout, obtusely pointed. cichlid.S:. cichlid scales are broader than long (sometimes not greatly so), ..."

5. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"... a third of all the world's cichlid species. Their importance in the study of evolution has been compared to that of finches on the Galapagos Islands. ..."

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