Definition of burrfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəːfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or burrfishes)

A porcupine fish with spines that are permanently erected, occurring in tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.
  • Genus Chilomycterus, family Diodontidae: several species, including the common C. schoepfi of the western Atlantic
Example sentences
  • This fish is known as a yellow-spotted burrfish or Cyclichthys spilostylus.
  • A spiny burrfish is over-optimistic about staying hidden in the dark.
  • Covered in corals and sponges, it is a colourful environment stacked with sea-horses, young spiny burrfish and cornetfish.

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