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piranha

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First attested 1869. Up to now there exist at least three versions on where the name piranha comes from:

Noun

Singular
piranha

Plural
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  1. A kind of dangerous fish; may be used in a figurative sense.
  2. A carnivorous freshwater fish living in South American rivers and belonging to the families of Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus.

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Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Tupi.

Noun

piranha f.

  1. piranha

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