scorpion fish


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scor·pi·on·fish

or scorpion fish (skôr′pē-ən-fĭsh′)
n. pl. scorpionfish or scor·pi·on·fish·es or scorpion fish or scorpion fish·es
Any of various often brilliantly colored marine fishes of the family Scorpaenidae, having poisonous spines in the dorsal fins and often in the anal and pelvic fins, and including the lionfishes and, in some classifications, the rockfishes.
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scorpion fish

n
(Animals) any of various scorpaenid fishes of the genus Scorpaena and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having venomous spines on the dorsal and anal fins
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scorpion fish - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spinesscorpion fish - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
genus Scorpaena, Scorpaena - type genus of the Scorpaenidae: scorpionfishes
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