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scorpionfish

[skawr-pee-uh n-fish] /ˈskɔr pi ənˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) scorpionfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scorpionfishes.
1.
any of several tropical and temperate marine scorpaenid fishes, especially members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous dorsal spines.
Also called sea scorpion, rockfish.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; scorpion + fish
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