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

  • n. Any of numerous small, often brilliantly colored marine fishes of the family Scorpaenidae, most species of which have poisonous spines in the dorsal fin.

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  • n. marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines


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