file fish


noun, plural (especially collectively) filefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) filefishes.
any of several flattened marine fishes of the family Monacanthidae, having an elongated head with a small mouth and small, spiny scales.
a triggerfish.

1765–75; file2 + fish Unabridged
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filefish (ˈfaɪlˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any tropical triggerfish, such as Alutera scripta, having a narrow compressed body and a very long dorsal spine
[C18: referring to its file-like scales]

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