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goldfish (n.)

1690s, from gold (adj.) + fish (n.). The fish were introduced into England from China, where they are native. A type of carp, they are naturally a dull olive color; the rich colors (also red, black, silver) are obtained by selective breeding. Goldfish bowl, figurative of a situation of no privacy, was in use by 1935.

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Definitions of goldfish from WordNet

goldfish (n.)
small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes;
Synonyms: Carassius auratus
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