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/ ˈpær ətˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) par·rot·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) par·rot·fish·es.
any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes, especially of the family Scaridae: so called because of their brilliant coloring and the shape of their jaws.
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Also called pollyfish.
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How to use parrotfish in a sentence
A shoal of scarlet and green parrot-fish pursue a tribe striped with blue and orange.Through the Malay Archipelago|Emily Richings
They employ it as they do the parrot-fish, to give a different colour to the plumage of their parrots.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
There is strange fishing, sea snakes, parrot fish and the like.The Wanderings of a Spiritualist|Arthur Conan Doyle
The most curious of these is the parrot-fish, whose head is shaped like the beak of the parrot, and whose color is light green.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
Ang mulmul langsa nga isdà, The parrot fish has an intense fishy taste.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for parrotfish
/ (ˈpærətˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
any brightly coloured tropical marine percoid fish of the family Scaridae, having parrot-like jaws
Australian any of various brightly coloured marine fish of the family Labridae
any of various similar fishes
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