[ sohl-jer-fish ]
/ ˈsoʊl dʒərˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) sol·dier·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sol·dier·fish·es.
any of several squirrelfishes of the family Holocentridae.
any of various other brightly colored fishes.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of soldierfish
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; so called from its sharp spines and rough scales
Words nearby soldierfish
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