any of a family (Cichlidae) of tropical and subtropical freshwater percoid fishes superficially similar to the American sunfishes
Origin of cichlidfrom Modern Latin Cichlidae from Classical Greek kichl?, a sea fish, wrasse
of this family
Any of numerous tropical and subtropical chiefly freshwater fishes of the family Cichlidae, which includes the tilapias and many species that are popular as aquarium fish.
Origin of cichlidFrom New Latin Cichla type genus from Greek kikhlē a kind of fish ; see ghel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Any of many tropical fish, of the family Cichlidae, popular as aquarium fish.
Modern Latin Cichlidae (genus name), from Ancient Greek κίχλη (kikhlē, “fish”).