[ dok-ter-fish ]

noun,plural doc·tor·fish·es, (especially collectively) doc·tor·fish.
  1. a surgeonfish, especially Acanthurus chirurgus, of the West Indies, having a bluish body and black tail.

Origin of doctorfish

First recorded in 1825–35; so named from the knifelike rays on its tail

Words Nearby doctorfish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023