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stonefish

[stohn-fish] /ˈstoʊnˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural stonefishes (especially collectively) stonefish.
1.
a tropical scorpion fish, Synanceja verrucosa, having dorsal-fin spines from which a deadly poison is discharged.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; stone + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for stonefish

stonefish

/ˈstəʊnˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a venomous tropical marine scorpaenid fish, Synanceja verrucosa, that resembles a piece of rock on the seabed
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