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scorpionfish

[ skawr-pee-uhn-fish ]

noun

, plural (especially collectively) scor·pi·on·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scor·pi·on·fish·es.
  1. any of several tropical and temperate marine scorpaenid fishes, especially members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous dorsal spines.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of scorpionfish1

First recorded in 1655–65; scorpion + fish

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Example Sentences

To dream up potential ways to save energy, Katsiotis crisscrossed the fish market, pondering whether to use timers for the lights that illuminate the daily catch of scorpionfish and snapper.

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