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stonefish

[ stohn-fish ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural stone·fish·es, (especially collectively) stone·fish.

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
/ (ˈstəʊnˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

a venomous tropical marine scorpaenid fish, Synanceja verrucosa, that resembles a piece of rock on the seabed
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