rabbitfish

rabbitfish

[rab-it-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) rabbitfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rabbitfishes.
1.
a puffer, Lagocephalus laevigatus.
2.
a chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa.

Origin:
1820–30; rabbit + fish, from the resemblance of its nose to a rabbit's

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rabbitfish (ˈræbɪtˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  a large chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa, common in European seas, with separate caudal and anal fins and a long whiplike tail
2.  any of the spiny-finned tropical marine fishes of the family Siganidae of Indo-Pacific waters. They have a rabbit-like snout and spines on the pelvic or ventral fins

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