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fingerfish

Line breaks: finger|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋɡəfɪʃ/

Definition of fingerfish in English:

noun (plural same or fingerfishes)

A small silvery fish with a deep laterally compressed body, occurring in warm inshore and estuarine waters and popular in aquaria. Also called moonfish.
  • Family Monodactylidae and genus Monodactylus: several species

Origin

late 18th century: from the genus name monodactylus, literally 'single finger'.

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