burrfish

[ bur-fish ]
/ ˈbɜrˌfɪʃ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. burrawang,
  2. burred,
  3. burrell,
  4. burrell collection,
  5. burren,
  6. burrhel,
  7. burrillville,
  8. burrito,
  9. burro,
  10. burro's tail

Origin of burrfish

so called from its spines; see burr1, fish

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