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burrfish

[ bur-fish ]
/ ˈbɜrˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural burr·fish·es, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) burr·fish.
any of several porcupinefishes of the genus Chilomycterus, covered with short, immovable spines.
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Origin of burrfish

So called from its spines; see burr1, fish
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