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spadefish Line breaks: spade|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈspeɪdfɪʃ/

Definition of spadefish in English:

noun (plural same or spadefishes)

A marine fish with an almost disc-shaped body. It lives in tropical inshore waters, where it often forms schools.
  • Chaetodipterus and other genera, family Ephippidae: several species, including the western Atlantic C. faber
Example sentences
  • Atlantic spadefish, for example, which average 3 to 4 pounds, are plentiful for now and are relatively good to eat.
  • As well as seeing many barracuda, we encountered a shoal of Atlantic spadefish and angelfish.
  • A pair of spadefish and grey angelfish circled above the rays, waiting to pick up left-overs.
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