Angel-fish

angelfish

[eyn-juhl-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) angelfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) angelfishes.
1.
a South American freshwater fish, genus Pterophyllum, often kept in aquariums. Compare scalare.

Origin:
1660–70; angel + fish

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angelfish (ˈeɪndʒəlˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  See also butterfly fish any of various small tropical marine percoid fishes of the genus Pomacanthus and related genera, which have a deep flattened brightly coloured body and brushlike teeth: family Chaetodontidae
2.  Also called: scalare a South American cichlid, Pterophyllum scalare, of the Amazon region, having a compressed body and large dorsal and anal fins: a popular aquarium fish
3.  another name for angel shark

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