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[boks-fish] /ˈbɒksˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural boxfishes (especially collectively) boxfish.
1.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; box1 + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for boxfish

boxfish

/ˈbɒksˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
another name for trunkfish
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Encyclopedia Article for boxfish

any of a small group of shallow-water marine fishes of the family Ostraciontidae (or Ostraciidae), distinguished by a hard, boxlike, protective carapace covering most of the body. The alternative name cowfish refers to the hornlike projections on the heads of some species. The members of the family, found along the bottom in warm and tropical seas throughout the world, are considered good to eat and are often dried as curios.

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