Definition of cowfish in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊfɪʃ

noun (plural same or cowfishes)

1A boxfish with horn-like spines on the head.
  • Several genera and species in the family Ostraciontidae, in particular Lactoria diaphana
More example sentences
  • Boxfish, also known cowfish, can be found in warm ocean waters, where they linger near the seafloor.
  • In some boxfishes, such as the aptly named cowfishes, the keels extend forward, beyond the body, to form sharp horns.
  • The specimen is identified as a cowfish based on several morphological characteristics.
2A marine mammal, especially a manatee.

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