Origin of platyclipped ; from Modern Latin Platypoecilus, a genus of fishes ; from platy- + Classical Greek poikilos, many-colored
Origin of platy-; from Classical Greek platys, broad, flat ; from Indo-European an unverified form plat-, variant, variety of base an unverified form pl?- from source plain
nounpl. plat·ies or plat·ys
Origin of platyShort for New Latin Platypoecilus, former genus name : platy– + Greek poikilos, many-colored; see poikilotherm.
Origin of platy-Greek platu-, from platus; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
plate + -y
(plural platys or platies or platy)
- A tropical fish of the genus Xiphophorus (also including the swordtails.)
- I had a mixed community aquarium with several tetras, two mollies, some corydoras catfish, and a platy from a previous tank.
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î»Î±Ï„ÏÏ‚ (platus, “flat")