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numbfish

[nuhm-fish] /ˈnʌmˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) numbfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) numbfishes.
1.
an electric ray, so called from its power of numbing its prey by means of electric shocks.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; numb + fish
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numbfish

/ˈnʌmˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any of several electric rays, such as Narcine tasmaniensis (Australian numbfish)
Word Origin
C18: so called because it numbs its victims
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