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n. pl. cowfish or cow·fish·es
A boxfish of warm coastal waters having hornlike protrusions or spines on the head.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any trunkfish, such as Lactophrys quadricornis, having hornlike spines over the eyes
2. (Animals) (loosely) any of various large aquatic animals, such as a sea cow
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several trunkfishes having hornlike projections over the eyes, esp. Lactophrys guadricornus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowfish - trunkfish having hornlike spines over the eyescowfish - trunkfish having hornlike spines over the eyes
boxfish, trunkfish - any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates
genus Lactophrys, Lactophrys - a genus of Ostraciidae
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