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alligatorfish

[al-i-gey-ter-fish] /ˈæl ɪˌgeɪ tərˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) alligatorfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) alligatorfishes.
1.
a slender marine fish, Aspidophoroides monopterygius, of Atlantic seas, having overlapping plates covering the body.
2.
any of several related fishes of the family Agonidae.
Origin of alligatorfish
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism; alligator + fish
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