- any of several tropical and temperate marine scorpaenid fishes, especially members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous dorsal spines.
Origin of scorpionfish
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- any of various scorpaenid fishes of the genus Scorpaena and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having venomous spines on the dorsal and anal fins
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