from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of fishes with an exoskeleton of juxtaposed hexagonal plates forming a hard shell of bone, typical of the family Ostraciontidæ They are known as cow-fishes, trunk-fishes, and coffer-fishes. See cut under
- noun [lowercase] A fish of this genus; an ostraciont.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of plectognath fishes of the family
Ostraciontidaehaving the body covered with solid, immovable, bony plates. It includes the trunkfishes (also called boxfish).
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Internecion, Ostracion, Cestracion; these are all to be found in