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Related to scorpaenid: Scorpaenidae
(Animals) any spiny-finned marine fish of the family Scorpaenidae, having sharp spines on the fins and a heavy armoured head: includes the scorpion fishes, rockfishes, and redfishes
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scorpaenidae
[via New Latin from Latin scorpaena a sea-scorpion; see scorpion]
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|Noun||1.||scorpaenid - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific|
scorpion fish, scorpionfish, sea scorpion - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
lionfish - brightly striped fish of the tropical Pacific having elongated spiny fins
rockfish - marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
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