fantail goldfish: Meaning and Definition of

fan'tail gold'fish

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an artificially bred, hardy variety of goldfish, usually oval-shaped and deep orange or calico, with a deeply cleft, four-lobed tail held in line with the body. Also calledCf. veiltail goldfish.
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