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black durgon Line breaks: black dur¦gon
Pronunciation: /ˈdəːɡ(ə)n/

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Definition of black durgon in English:


A black triggerfish that occurs worldwide in tropical seas.
  • Melichthys niger, family Balistidae
Example sentences
  • Here, where currents from South America and the Atlantic clash and dump their plankton load, pelagics share the reefs with the ubiquitous black durgons, queen angelfish and Creole wrasse.
  • Barracuda hovered overhead or patrolled the deck, while black durgons flitted like shadows inside a wheelhouse lined with brilliant red and golden sponges.
  • Divers will find lots of black durgons and yellow tail snappers here.


Mid 20th century: durgon perhaps from English dialect durgan or durgen 'undersized person or animal'.

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