any of several brightly colored, tropical, Asian cyprinoid aquarium fish
Origin of danioModL, old name of a genus from eastern; English Indian; Indic native name
Any of various small, often brightly colored freshwater fishes of the genera Danio and Devario, native to South and Southeast Asia and popular as aquarium fish.
Origin of danioNew Latin Daniō genus name from Bengali dhānī danio, any of various small cyprinid fish from dhānī of the rice field, of unhusked rice, very small from dhān growing rice, unhusked rice from Middle Indic dha&nlowdot;&nlowdot;a from Sanskrit dhānya- of or from grain from dhānāh grain Lithuanian duona bread and Tocharian B tāno seed, grain
From the Bengali name dhani, meaning "of the rice field".