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stonefish

[stohn-fish]
noun, plural stone·fish·es, (especially collectively) stone·fish.
  1. a tropical scorpion fish, Synanceja verrucosa, having dorsal-fin spines from which a deadly poison is discharged.
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Origin of stonefish

First recorded in 1660–70; stone + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for stonefish

stonefish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. a venomous tropical marine scorpaenid fish, Synanceja verrucosa, that resembles a piece of rock on the seabed
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