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devilfish

[dev-uh l-fish] /ˈdɛv əlˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) devilfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) devilfishes.
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Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; devil + fish
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Examples for devilfish
  • Generations ago those hornlike cephalic fins earned mantas the name devilfish.
  • The first mask is painted red, green, and brown and is ornamented with devilfish tentacles encircling the face.
British Dictionary definitions for devilfish

devilfish

/ˈdɛvəlˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
Also called devil ray another name for manta (sense 1)
2.
another name for octopus
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