Definition of veiltail in English:

veiltail

noun

  • Originally: a variety of goldfish having a rounded body, a long, divided, trailing tail (caudal fin), and a large dorsal fin; a fish of this variety. In later use also: a large-tailed variety of any of several other aquarium fishes; a fish of such a variety.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From veil + tail.

Pronunciation

veiltail

/ˈveɪlteɪl/