butterflyfish [ buht-er-flahy-fish] Word Origin See more synonyms for butterflyfish on Thesaurus.com noun, plural ( especially collectively) but·ter·fly·fish·es, ( especially referring to two or more kinds or species) but·ter·fly·fish. any tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae, having large, broad fins or brilliant coloration, or both. flying gurnard. a blenny, Blennius ocellaris, of Europe.
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British Dictionary definitions for butterflyfish any small tropical marine percoid fish of the genera Chaetodon, Chelmon, etc, that has a deep flattened brightly coloured or strikingly marked body and brushlike teeth: family Chaetodontidae See also angelfish (def. 1)
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