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[par-uh t-fish]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) par·rot·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) par·rot·fish·es.
  1. 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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Origin of parrotfish

First recorded in 1705–15; parrot + fish
Also called pollyfish.
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British Dictionary definitions for parrotfish


noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. any brightly coloured tropical marine percoid fish of the family Scaridae, having parrot-like jaws
  2. Australian any of various brightly coloured marine fish of the family Labridae
  3. any of various similar fishes
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