Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n goramy A fish of the genus Osphromenus (O. olfax) and of the family Anabantidœ or Labyrinthibranchidœ. It is a native of China and the Malay archipelago, but introduced into Mauritius, where it has multiplied rapidly, and into the West Indies and Cayenne. Its flesh is of excellent quality and flavor; in Java it is kept in jars and fattened on water-plants. It is deep in proportion to its length, and the dorsal and anal fins have numerous short spines, while the first ray of the ventral is protracted into a filament of extraordinary length. It is one of the few fishes that build nests, which it does by interweaving the stems and leaves of aquatic plants.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Goramy gō′ra-mi a fish found in the Eastern Archipelago, highly esteemed for the table, and used in Mauritius, the West Indies, &c
- Goramy Also Gou′rami