trigger-fish

triggerfish

[trig-er-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) triggerfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) triggerfishes.
any of various compressed, deep-bodied fishes of the genus Balistes and allied genera, chiefly inhabiting tropical seas, having an anterior dorsal fin with three stout spines: some are edible while others are poisonous.

Origin:
1880–85; trigger + fish

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triggerfish (ˈtrɪɡəˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any plectognath fish of the family Balistidae, of tropical and temperate seas. They have a compressed body with erectile spines in the first dorsal fin

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