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damselfish

[ dam-zuhl-fish ]
/ 藞d忙m z蓹l藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) dam路sel路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) dam路sel路fish路es.
any of several chiefly tropical, brilliantly colored, marine fishes of the family Pomacentridae, living among coral reefs.
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Also called demoiselle.

Origin of damselfish

First recorded in 1900鈥05; damsel + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for damselfish

damselfish
/ (藞d忙mzl藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any small tropical percoid fish of the family Pomacentridae, having a brightly coloured deep compressed bodySee also anemone fish
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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