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.
- Also called pollyfish.
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How to use parrotfish in a sentence
He recalls coming across completely uncanny reef noises as he listened back on the recordings from Indonesia, including the grunt of a soldierfish, the scrape of a parrotfish, and the whoop of a damselfish.Fish sounds tell us about underwater reefs—but we need better tech to really listen | Charlotte Hu | December 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for parrotfish
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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