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clown·fish

or clown fish (kloun′fĭsh′)
n. pl. clownfish or clown·fish·es or clown fish or clown fish·es
Any of various small, brightly colored marine fishes chiefly of the genus Amphiprion, having a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones. Also called anemonefish, clown anemone.
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clownfish

(ˈklaʊnˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of several brightly coloured striped fish of the subfamily Amphiprioninae of the Pacific and Indian Oceans
[C20: so called from the resemblance of the markings to a clown's make-up]
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The winner will also receive a giant Air Swimmer remote control clown fish (worth PS19.99), which swims through the air with incredibly smooth and life-like motion.
Here, there's no need to go deep: Tangles of rope sponge trail from overhangs and cantankerous clown fish fiercely guard the writhing walls of their anemone castles.
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