burrfish

burrfish

[bur-fish]
noun, plural burrfishes (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) burrfish.
any of several porcupinefishes of the genus Chilomycterus, covered with short, immovable spines.

Origin:
so called from its spines; see burr1, fish

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burrfish

noun
any of several fishes having rigid flattened spines 
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