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scorpionfish

[skawr-pee-uh n-fish] /ˈskɔr pi ənˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) scorpionfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scorpionfishes.
1.
any of several tropical and temperate marine scorpaenid fishes, especially members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous dorsal spines.
Also called sea scorpion, rockfish.
Origin of scorpionfish
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65; scorpion + fish
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