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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail.

Usage examples (13)
  • Randall, J.E. 1956 A revision of the surgeonfish genus
  • Parrotfish, surgeonfish, northern sea urchin and other species also cause feeding damage on seaweed in Japanese waters.
  • On an edibility rating the camp's guidebook ranks the surgeonfish as only "fair" and I am plumped up with that delicious risotto.
  • Their predators are uncommon because of their spines, but iclude gastropods, crabs, starfish, surgeonfish, porcupine fish, and wrasses. for more
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