trunk fish


noun, plural (especially collectively) trunkfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) trunkfishes.
any plectognath fish of the family Ostraciontidae, of warm seas, having a boxlike body encased in bony, polygonal plates.
Also called boxfish.

1795–1805; trunk + fish Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
trunkfish (ˈtrʌŋkˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
boxfish, Also called: cowfish any tropical plectognath fish of the family Ostraciidae, having the body encased in bony plates with openings for the fins, eyes, mouth, etc

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