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scor·pi·on·fishor 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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scor•pi•on•fish(ˈskɔr pi ənˌfɪʃ)
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several tropical and temperate marine fishes, esp. members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous spines. Also called sea scorpion, rockfish.
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|Noun||1.||scorpionfish - 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
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