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soldierfish

[ sohl-jer-fish ]
/ 藞so蕣l d蕭蓹r藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) sol路dier路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sol路dier路fish路es.
any of several squirrelfishes of the family Holocentridae.
any of various other brightly colored fishes.
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Origin of soldierfish

An Americanism dating back to 1880鈥85; so called from its sharp spines and rough scales
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