platy

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See also: Platy, platy-, płaty, and платы

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Etymology 1[edit]

plate +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: plāʹtē, IPA(key): /ˈpleɪti/
    • (file)

Adjective[edit]

platy (comparative platier, superlative platiest)

  1. Resembling plates.
  2. (heraldry) Of a field semy of plates.
  3. (geology, mineralogy) Composed of thin plate-like pieces of rock or mineral.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Translingual: Platypoecilus (former genus of platys)

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Noun[edit]

platy (plural platys or platies or platy)

  1. Any of two species (and hybrids) of tropical fish of the genus Xiphophorus (which also includes the swordtails).
    I had a mixed community aquarium with several tetras, two mollies, some corydoras catfish, and a platy from a previous tank.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Many named varieties of platy have been bred.
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