parrotfish par"rot*fish` (p[a^]r"r[u^]t*f[i^]sh`), n. Any of several gaudy tropical fishes of the family {Scaridae} having parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth.

Syn: pollyfish. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parrotfish — [par′ətfish΄] n. pl. parrotfish or parrotfishes (see FISH) any of a family (Scaridae) of brightly colored, tropical, marine percoid fishes with parrotlike jaws …   English World dictionary

  • Parrotfish — Taxobox name = Parrotfish image width = 200px image caption = Spectacled parrotfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Scaridae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Bolbometopon Calotomus …   Wikipedia

  • parrotfish — /par euht fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) parrotfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) parrotfishes. any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes, esp. of the family Scaridae: so called because of their brilliant coloring and …   Universalium

  • parrotfish — noun Any of several tropical marine fish of the family Scaridae known for their beak like mass of teeth used to scrape algae from rocks or coral …   Wiktionary

  • parrotfish — n. flashy and colorful tropical fish with beak shaped like a parrot s beak; brightly colored wrasse (Australia New Zealand) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parrotfish — noun (plural same or parrotfishes) 1》 a brightly coloured sea fish with a parrot like beak. [Scarus and other genera.] 2》 Austral./NZ a brightly coloured wrasse …   English new terms dictionary

  • parrotfish — par•rot•fish [[t]ˈpær ətˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any tropical marine fish of the family Scaridae, having brilliant coloring and parrotlike jaws • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • parrotfish — noun gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth • Syn: ↑polly fish, ↑pollyfish • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Member Holonyms: ↑Scaridae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parrotfish Lodge — (Порт Дуглас,Австралия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 37 Warner Street, 4877 Порт Дуглас …   Каталог отелей

  • Green humphead parrotfish — Bolbometopon muricatum Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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