from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various tropical marine fishes of the order Tetraodontiformes or Plectognathi, which includes the triggerfishes, puffers, and trunkfishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Plectognathi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Plectognathi, or having their characters. Also plectognathic, plectognathous.
  • n. A member of the Plectognathi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines


From New Latin Plectognath─ź, order name : Greek plektos, twisted; see plek- in Indo-European roots + Greek gnathos, jaw; see -gnathous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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