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 for Rainbow wrasse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rainbow \Rain"bow`\ (r[=a]n"b[=o]`), n. [AS. regenboga, akin to
     G. regenbogen. See Rain, and Bow anything bent.]
     A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several
     colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the
     hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and
     reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Besides the ordinary bow, called also primary rainbow,
           which is formed by two refractions and one reflection,
           there is also another often seen exterior to it, called
           the secondary rainbow, concentric with the first, and
           separated from it by a small interval. It is formed by
           two refractions and two reflections, is much fainter
           than the primary bow, and has its colors arranged in
           the reverse order from those of the latter.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Lunar rainbow, a fainter arch or rainbow, formed by the
        moon.
  
     Marine rainbow, Sea bow, a similar bow seen in the spray
        of waves at sea.
  
     Rainbow trout (Zool.), a bright-colored trout ({Salmo
        irideus), native of the mountains of California, but now
        extensively introduced into the Eastern States, Japan, and
        other countries; -- called also brook trout, mountain
        trout, and golden trout.
  
     Rainbow wrasse. (Zool.) See under Wrasse.
  
     Supernumerary rainbow, a smaller bow, usually of red and
        green colors only, sometimes seen within the primary or
        without the secondary rainbow, and in contact with them.
        [1913 Webster]

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