Definition of rabbitfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrabitˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or rabbitfishes)

A blunt-nosed chimaera with rodentlike front teeth and a long thin tail, found in the northeastern Atlantic and around South Africa. Also called ratfish, rat-tail.
  • Chimaera monstrosa, family Chimaeridae.
Example sentences
  • As discussed in physical description above, rabbitfishes lose their color at nightfall and may also change color if threatened.
  • Throughout the ferry, nudibranchs, groupers, puffers, and wrasses had taken up residence along with juvenile barracuda, fusiliers and rabbitfish.
  • Large schools of rabbitfish and Sergeant Majors seeking a handout provide guaranteed excitement for snorkellers.

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Syllabification: rab·bit·fish

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