Dictionary.com

angelfish

[ eyn-juhl-fish ]
/ 藞e瑟n d蕭蓹l藢f瑟蕛 /
Save This Word!

noun, plural (especially collectively) an路gel路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) an路gel路fish路es.
a South American freshwater fish, genus Pterophyllum, often kept in aquariums.Compare scalare.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of angelfish

First recorded in 1660鈥70; angel + fish
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use angelfish in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for angelfish

angelfish
/ (藞e瑟nd蕭蓹l藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any of various small tropical marine percoid fishes of the genus Pomacanthus and related genera, which have a deep flattened brightly coloured body and brushlike teeth: family ChaetodontidaeSee also butterflyfish
Also called: scalare a South American cichlid, Pterophyllum scalare, of the Amazon region, having a compressed body and large dorsal and anal fins: a popular aquarium fish
another name for angel shark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK