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

angel shark or angelfish
 
n
Also called: monkfish any of several sharks constituting the family Squatinidae, such as Squatina squatina, that have very large flattened pectoral fins and occur in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
 
angelfish or angelfish
 
n

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Around the corals are angelfish, jacks, snapper and patrolling barracuda.
Colorful angelfish, spadefish and coral-eating parrotfish are all common sights
  on the reef.
Gaze at the vivid yellows, blues, and psychedelic swirls of a single emperor
  angelfish and you'll sense the whimsy of evolution.
They have thin, disk-shaped bodies that closely resemble their equally
  recognizable cousins, the angelfish.
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