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pearlfish

[purl-fish] /ˈpɜrlˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural pearlfishes (especially collectively) pearlfish.
1.
any of several small fishes of the family Carapidae, living within pearl oysters, sea cucumbers, starfishes, etc.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; pearl1 + fish
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