Definition of "goldfish" []

  • A freshwater fish (Carassius auratus) native to eastern Asia, usually having brassy or reddish coloring and bred in many ornamental forms as an aquarium fish. (noun)
  • A freshwater cyprinid fish, Carassius auratus, of E Europe and Asia, esp China, widely introduced as a pond or aquarium fish. It resembles the carp and has a typically golden or orange-red coloration (noun)

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  • Any of certain similar ornamental fishes, esp the golden orfe (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "goldfish" in a sentence
  • "I don't have HMO, because I tried that and ended up with bad doctors who are as good as diagnosing injuries and illness as a goldfish is at climbing a tree. indyphil"
  • "However, he did admit that with England's 2008 tour to New Zealand having seen four players face serious sex allegations - which were later dismissed - the squad should have been acutely aware of what he described as the "goldfish bowl" life rugby players must deal with here."
  • "Bottom little box has whole grain goldfish crackers, organic raisins, and red grapes."