veiltail goldfish

/vayl"tayl'/
an artificially bred, indoor variety of goldfish, usually golden or calico and of a spheroid shape, having a fully divided, drooping tail fin exceeding the body in length. Also called veiltail. Cf. fantail goldfish. See illus. under goldfish.

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  • veiltail — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a variety of domesticated goldfish with a very long, nearly transparent, veillike tail …   Useful english dictionary

  • fantail goldfish — 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 called fantail. Cf. veiltail goldfish. * * * …   Universalium

  • fantail goldfish — 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 called fantail. Cf. veiltail goldfish …   Useful english dictionary

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