cow fish

cowfish

[kou-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) cowfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cowfishes.
1.
any of several marine fishes having hornlike projections over the eyes, especially a trunkfish, Lactophrys guadricornus, found in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
a sirenian, as the manatee.
3.
any of various small cetaceans, as a porpoise or dolphin or the grampus, Grampus griseus.

Origin:
1625–35; cow1 + fish

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cowfish (ˈkaʊˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  any trunkfish, such as Lactophrys quadricornis, having hornlike spines over the eyes
2.  (loosely) any of various large aquatic animals, such as a sea cow

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