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 (frôg′fĭsh′, frŏg′-)
n. pl. frogfish or frog·fish·es
Any of various bottom-dwelling fishes of the family Antennariidae, characteristically having a prickly or warty globose body, grasping pectoral fins, and a modified dorsal fin spine that serves as a lure.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any angler (fish) of the family Antennariidae, in which the body is covered with fleshy processes, including a fleshy lure on top of the head
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(ˈfrɒgˌfɪʃ, ˈfrɔg-)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any tropical marine fish of the family Antennariidae, having a wide froglike mouth.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frogfish - fish having a frog-like mouth with a lure on the snoutfrogfish - fish having a frog-like mouth with a lure on the snout
Antennariidae, family Antennariidae - frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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