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n. pl. trunkfish or trunk·fish·es
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any tropical plectognath fish of the family Ostraciidae, having the body encased in bony plates with openings for the fins, eyes, mouth, etc. Also called: boxfish or cowfish
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of various fishes of the family Ostraciidae, of warm seas, that have a boxlike body within bony plates.
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|Noun||1.||trunkfish - 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