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Meaning of cichlid

cich•lid

Pronunciation: (sik'lid), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the spiny-rayed, freshwater fishes constituting the family Cichlidae, of South America, Africa, and southern Asia, superficially resembling the American sunfishes and popular in home aquariums.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Cichlidae.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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