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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various colorful scorpionfishes chiefly of the genera Pterois and Dendrochirus, native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans but introduced elsewhere, having a striped body with long pectoral fins and venomous spines in the dorsal fin.

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  • noun Any of the venomous fish of the Pterois or Scorpaenidae family, notable for their long and separated spines

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  • noun brightly striped fish of the tropical Pacific having elongated spiny fins

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