Boxfish definition

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Any of various usually colorful fishes of the family Ostraciidae of warm coastal waters, having a boxlike shape with the body enclosed in bony armorlike plates.
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Any of various similar fishes of the family Aracanidae of deep temperate waters.
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Any of the family Ostraciidae of squared, bony fish, closely related to the pufferfish and filefish.
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Noun

Singular:
boxfish
Plural:
boxfishes

Origin of boxfish