scorpionfish

[ skawr-pee-uh n-fish ]
/ ˈskɔr pi ənˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) scor·pi·on·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scor·pi·on·fish·es.

any of several tropical and temperate marine scorpaenid fishes, especially members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous dorsal spines.

Nearby words

  1. scorpion fish,
  2. scorpion fly,
  3. scorpion grass,
  4. scorpion spider,
  5. scorpion, the,
  6. scorpionfly,
  7. scorpionic,
  8. scorpius,
  9. scorsese,
  10. scorsese, martin

Origin of scorpionfish

First recorded in 1655–65; scorpion + fish

Also called sea scorpion, rockfish.

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