parrotfish

[par-uht-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) parrotfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) parrotfishes.
any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes, especially of the family Scaridae: so called because of their brilliant coloring and the shape of their jaws.
Also called pollyfish.


Origin:
1705–15; parrot + fish

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parrotfish (ˈpærətˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  any brightly coloured tropical marine percoid fish of the family Scaridae, having parrot-like jaws
2.  (Austral) any of various brightly coloured marine fish of the family Labridae
3.  any of various similar fishes

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Herds of iridescent parrotfish darted through forests of branching corals.
Spiny lobsters, parrotfish and grouper can also be seen.
The corals teem with colorful tropical fish, such as surgeonfish, sergeant
  majors and the coral-munching parrotfish.
Colorful angelfish, spadefish and coral-eating parrotfish are all common sights
  on the reef.
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