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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sik-lid]
    • /ˈsɪk lɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sik-lid]
    • /ˈsɪk lɪd/

Definitions of cichlid word

  • noun cichlid any tropical freshwater percoid fish of the family Cichlidae, which includes the mouthbrooders. Cichlids are popular aquarium fishes 3
  • adjective cichlid of, relating to, or belonging to the Cichlidae 3
  • noun cichlid any of a family (Cichlidae) of tropical and subtropical freshwater percoid fishes superficially similar to the American sunfishes 3
  • adjective cichlid of this family 3
  • noun cichlid any of the spiny-rayed, freshwater fishes constituting the family Cichlidae, of South America, Africa, and southern Asia, superficially resembling the American sunfishes and popular in home aquariums. 1
  • adjective cichlid belonging or pertaining to the family Cichlidae. 1

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Origin of cichlid

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
1880-85; < New Latin Cichlidae, equivalent to Cichl(a) a genus (< Greek kíchlē thrush, wrasse) + -idae -id2

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cichlid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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