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piranhapi‧ra‧nha /pəˈrɑːnə $ -ˈrɑːnjə, -ˈrænə/ noun [countable]  HBFa South American fish with sharp teeth that lives in rivers and eats flesh
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piranhaI had a piranha inside me, I was being eaten alive.The boto is certainly credited with keeping away the flesh-eating piranha fish.He obviously thought she was a man-hungry piranha, and really who could blame him?If piranhas can rip a horse to pieces in no time, surely even a seven foot long otter offers little challenge?Hamsters, on the other hand, are a different kettle of piranhas altogether.And finally, Matt Barton from Norwich can't get past the piranha pond in Creatures.
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