[skawr-pee-uh n-fish]

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.

Origin of scorpionfish

First recorded in 1655–65; scorpion + fish
Also called sea scorpion, rockfish. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019