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stone·fish

 (stōn′fĭsh′)
n. pl. stonefish or stone·fish·es
Any of several bottom-dwelling fishes of the genus Synanceia of the Pacific and Indian Oceans that resemble a small rock and eject venom from spines in the dorsal fin.

stonefish

(ˈstəʊnˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a venomous tropical marine scorpaenid fish, Synanceja verrucosa, that resembles a piece of rock on the seabed

stone•fish

(ˈstoʊnˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
any tropical scorpionfish of the genus Synanceja that have dorsal-fin spines from which a deadly poison is discharged.
[1660–70]
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Noun1.stonefish - venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rockstonefish - venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
genus Synanceja, Synanceja - stonefishes