lion fish

lionfish

[lahy-uhn-fish]
noun, plural lionfishes (especially collectively) lionfish.
1.
a brightly striped scorpionfish of the genus Pterois, especially P. volitans, of the Indo-Pacific region, having long, flamboyant, venomous spiny fins.
2.
an Atlantic scorpionfish, Scorpaena grandicornis.

Origin:
1905–10 lion + fish

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lionfish (ˈlaɪənˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any of various scorpion fishes of the tropical Pacific genus Pterois, having a striped body and elongated spiny fins

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