from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Balistidae, related to and resembling the triggerfishes, with a flat body and rough spiny scales.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any fish of the family Monacanthidae, with very slender bodies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any plectognathous fish of the family Balistidæ: so called from the roughly granular skin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine
From file + fish. (Wiktionary)