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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


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

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