platy definition

  • adjective:
    • Designating earth or nutrients occurring in flaky layers.
    • Resembling dishes.
    • Of a field semy of plates.
    • consists of slim plate-like items of igneous rock.
    • Like a plate; comprising plates.
  • noun:
    • some of a few little freshwater live-bearing fishes of genus Xiphophorus of south North America preferred in aquariums because of their brilliant and variable colors. Also known as platyfish.
    • A tropical fish of the genus Xiphophorus (also including the swordtails.)
    • little stocky Mexican seafood; preferred tank seafood
  • others:
    • Like a plate; composed of dishes.
    • In geology, comprised of slim dishes of hard-rock, or splitting into such thin plates.

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