[ fahyl-fish ]
/ ˈfaɪlˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) file·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) file·fish·es.
any of several flattened marine fishes of the family Monacanthidae, having an elongated head with a small mouth and small, spiny scales.
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British Dictionary definitions for filefish
/ (ˈfaɪlˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
any tropical triggerfish, such as Alutera scripta, having a narrow compressed body and a very long dorsal spine
Word Origin for filefish
C18: referring to its file-like scales
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