Parrot-fish



[par-uh t-fish] /ˈpær ətˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) parrotfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) parrotfishes.
1.
any of various chiefly tropical marine , especially of the family Scaridae: so called because of their brilliant coloring and the shape of their jaws.
/ˈpærətˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any brightly coloured tropical marine percoid fish of the family Scaridae, having parrot-like jaws
2.
(Austral) any of various brightly coloured marine fish of the family Labridae
3.
any of various similar fishes
n.

1712, from parrot (n.) + fish (n.).

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