leatherfish
leatherfish leatherfish n. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes.

Syn: leatherjacket. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • leatherfish — /ledh euhr fish /, n., pl. leatherfishes, (esp. collectively) leatherfish. a filefish. [LEATHER + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • leatherfish — noun any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes • Syn: ↑leatherjacket • Hypernyms: ↑filefish • Member Holonyms: ↑Monocanthus, ↑genus Monocanthus * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • leatherjacket — n. 1. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes. Syn: leatherfish. [WordNet 1.5] 2. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales. Syn: leatherjack. [WordNet 1.5] 3. The tough skinned larva of certain crane flies …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leatherjacket — noun a) The larva of some crane flies b) Any of several brightly coloured tropical fishes, of the family Balistidae, including the filefish and the triggerfish; leatherfish …   Wiktionary

  • filefish — noun narrow flattened warm water fishes with leathery skin and a long file like dorsal spine • Hypernyms: ↑plectognath, ↑plectognath fish • Hyponyms: ↑leatherjacket, ↑leatherfish • Member Holonyms: ↑Balistidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Monocanthus — noun type genus of the Monocanthidae • Syn: ↑Monocanthus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Monocanthidae, ↑family Monocanthidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • leatherjacket — noun 1. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes • Syn: ↑leatherfish • Hypernyms: ↑filefish • Member Holonyms: ↑Monocanthus, ↑genus Monocanthus 2. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monocanthus — noun type genus of the Monocanthidae • Syn: ↑genus Monocanthus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Monocanthidae, ↑family Monocanthidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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