clown fish
noun Date: 1957 any of various small tropical fishes (genera Amphiprion and Premnas) of the Indian and Pacific oceans that are related to the damselfishes, are bright orange usually with one or more vertical white stripes, and live symbiotically with sea anemones

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  • clown|fish — «KLOWN fihsh», noun. any of various small fishes, related to damselfish, that live with sea anemones on coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Often brightly colored orange with white stripes, clownfish are popular in home aquariums …   Useful english dictionary

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