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archerfish

[ ahr-cher-fish ]
/ 藞蓱r t蕛蓹r藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) ar路cher路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ar路cher路fish路es.
a small fish, Toxotes jaculatrix, of brackish and fresh waters in southeastern Asia, that preys upon shoreside spiders and insects by spitting drops of water at them and knocking them into the water.
any of several closely related fishes of the family Toxotidae.
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Origin of archerfish

First recorded in 1885鈥90; archer + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for archerfish

archerfish
/ (藞蓱藧t蕛蓹藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any freshwater percoid fish of the family Toxotidae of S and SE Asia and Australia, esp Toxotes jaculatrix, that catch insects by spitting water at them
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
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