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n. pl. boxfish or box·fish·es
1. Any of various usually colorful fishes of the family Ostraciidae of warm coastal waters, having a boxlike shape with the body enclosed in bony armorlike plates. Also called trunkfish.
2. Any of various similar fishes of the family Aracanidae of deep temperate waters.
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for trunkfish
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|Noun||1.||boxfish - any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates|
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines