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/ 藞p忙r 蓹t藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) par路rot路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) par路rot路fish路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.

Origin of parrotfish

First recorded in 1705鈥15; parrot + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for parrotfish

/ (藞p忙r蓹t藢f瑟蕛) /

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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