Firefish
Firefish Fire"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A singular marine fish of the genus {Pterois}, family {Scorp[ae]nid[ae]}, of several species, inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region. They are usually red, and have very large spinose pectoral and dorsal fins. [1913 Webster]

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