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lionfish

[lahy-uh n-fish] /ˈlaɪ ənˌfɪʃ/
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
1905-1910
1905-10 lion + fish
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lionfish

/ˈlaɪənˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any of various scorpion fishes of the tropical Pacific genus Pterois, having a striped body and elongated spiny fins
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