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Green Swordtail
2009-01-17 21:00:25

The Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) is a species of freshwater fish native to an area of North and Central America stretching from Veracruz, Mexico, to northwestern Honduras. It has been introduced to a number of countries and has become a nuisance pest. It has caused ecological damage because of its ability to rapidly reproduce in high numbers. Feral populations have established...

Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]