guppy

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Poecilia reticulata

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From a name mistakenly assigned, Girardinus guppii, after biologist Robert J. L. Guppy, to previously assigned Poecilia reticulata

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guppy (plural guppies)

  1. A tiny freshwater fish, Poecilia reticulata, popular in home aquariums, that usually has a plain body and black or dark blue tail for the females and a more colorful tail for the males.
    Fred kept a tank of guppies by the windowsill.
  2. By extension, any tiny fish.
    Throw that one back; it’s just a guppy!
  3. (paintball) A tube holding paintballs before they are loaded into the gun.
    • 2001, John R. Little, Curtis Wong, Ultimate Paintball Field Guide (page 177)
    • I reached into my pack and grabbed a guppy to reload. Pouring in the contents, I kept my eyes ahead as I was supposed to do.

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Noun[edit]

guppy m (plural guppys)

  1. guppy

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