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dam·sel·fish

 (dăm′zəl-fĭsh′)
n. pl. damselfish or dam·sel·fish·es
Any of various small tropical marine fishes of the family Pomacentridae, which are brightly colored and are often kept in home aquariums. Also called demoiselle.
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damselfish

(ˈdæmzəlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any small tropical percoid fish of the family Pomacentridae, having a brightly coloured deep compressed body. See also anemone fish
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dam•sel•fish

(ˈdæm zəlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several brilliantly colored coral reef fishes of the family Pomacentridae. Also called demoiselle.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damselfish - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefsdamselfish - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
beaugregory, Pomacentrus leucostictus - a blue and yellow damselfish of Bermuda and Florida and the West Indies
anemone fish - live associated with sea anemones
Abudefduf saxatilis, sergeant major - large blue-grey black-striped damselfish; nearly worldwide
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