piranha definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several tropical American freshwater fishes for the genus Serrasalmus which are voraciously carnivorous and often strike and destroy living pets. Also called caribe.
    • some of the carnivorous freshwater fish residing Southern United states streams and belonging to the categories of Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus.
    • tiny voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and demolish residing animals
    • a person who attacks searching for booty

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