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lionfish

[ lahy-uhn-fish ]
/ 藞la瑟 蓹n藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural li路on路fish路es, (especially collectively) li路on路fish.
a brightly striped scorpionfish of the genus Pterois, especially P. volitans, of the Indo-Pacific region, having long, flamboyant, venomous spiny fins.
an Atlantic scorpionfish, Scorpaena grandicornis.

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Origin of lionfish

First recorded in 1905鈥10; lion + fish

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British Dictionary definitions for lionfish

lionfish
/ (藞la瑟蓹n藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any of various scorpion fishes of the tropical Pacific genus Pterois, having a striped body and elongated spiny fins
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