a small, golden-yellow or orange, freshwater cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus) often kept in ponds and aquariums and represented by numerous domestic varieties
nounpl. goldfish, or gold·fish·es
A freshwater cyprinid fish (Carassius auratus) native to eastern Asia, usually having brassy or reddish coloring and bred in many ornamental forms as an aquarium fish.
(plural goldfish or goldfishes)
- A type of small fish, Carassius auratus, typically orange-colored.
- For the children's fair we'll have a few games they can play, so that each child "wins" a goldfish as a prize.