doctor-fish

doctorfish

[dok-ter-fish]
noun, plural doctorfishes (especially collectively) doctorfish.
a surgeonfish, especially Acanthurus chirurgus, of the West Indies, having a bluish body and black tail.

Origin:
1825–35; so named from the knifelike rays on its tail

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doctor-fish

noun
surgeon fish of the West Indies [syn: doctorfish
doctorfish

noun
surgeon fish of the West Indies 
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