Crossword clues for platy
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Platy \Plat"y\, a. Like a plate; consisting of plates.
Etymology 1 a. 1 Resembling plates. 2 (context heraldry English) Of a field semy of plates. 3 (context geology mineralogy English) Composed of thin plate-like pieces of rock or mineral. Etymology 2
n. A (vern: tropical fish) of the genus ''Xiphophorus'' (also including the swordtails.)
Platy may refer to:
Platy (fish), two related species of fish, both referred to as platies:
- Southern platyfish
- Variable platyfish
- Platy, Imathia, a town in Imathia, Greece
- Platy, Lemnos, a village on the island of Lemnos, Greece
- Platy, a class of structure of peds (soil particles)
Platy is a common name of freshwater fish in the genus Xiphophorus that lacks a "sword" at the bottom of their tails. Both species are livebearers, similar to other fish of the family Poeciliidae, such as the guppy and molly. Platies are native to the east coast of Central America and southern Mexico.
The two species, the southern platyfish and the variatus platy, have been interbred to the point where they are difficult to distinguish. Most platies now sold in aquariums are hybrids of both species.
Usage examples of "platy".
The platy structures of these minerals directly reflect their molecular structure.
Brucite is usually found as platy masses, sometimes of considerable size, which have a perfect cleavage parallel to the surface of the plates.
Swordtails, Guppies, Platys, Terras, Neons, Cichlids, Labyrinth and Paradise fish, and every variety of exotic Goldfish.
The fish were bright with all the colors of the rainbow, from minnows shorter than his little finger, to angelfish, platys, and groupers as big as his leg.
There were all kinds - Swordtails, Guppies, Platys, Terras, Neons, Cichlids, Labyrinth and Paradise fish, and every variety of exotic Goldfish.