noun, plural (especially collectively) damselfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) damselfishes.
any of several chiefly tropical, brilliantly colored, marine fishes of the family Pomacentridae, living among coral reefs.
Also called demoiselle.

1900–05; damsel + fish

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damselfish (ˈdæmzəlˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
See also anemone fish any small tropical percoid fish of the family Pomacentridae, having a brightly coloured deep compressed body

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