Surgeonfish meaning

sûr'jən-fĭsh'
Any of various brightly colored tropical marine fishes of the family Acanthuridae, having a laterally compressed body with one or more sharp erectile spines near the base of the tail, and often kept in home aquariums.
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Any of a family (Acanthuridae) of edible, usually brightly colored, tropical percoid sea fishes with one or more movable, lancelike spines on either side of the base of the tail.
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Any of many brightly coloured fishes, of the family Acanthuridae, that have an erect spine near the tail.
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Origin of surgeonfish

  • From its lancetlike spines, which resemble surgeons' instruments
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary