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triggerfish

[ trig-er-fish ]
/ 藞tr瑟g 蓹r藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) trig路ger路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) trig路ger路fish路es.
any of various compressed, deep-bodied fishes of the genus Balistes and allied genera, chiefly inhabiting tropical seas, having an anterior dorsal fin with three stout spines: some are edible while others are poisonous.
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Origin of triggerfish

First recorded in 1880鈥85; trigger + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for triggerfish

triggerfish
/ (藞tr瑟伞蓹藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any plectognath fish of the family Balistidae, of tropical and temperate seas. They have a compressed body with erectile spines in the first dorsal fin
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