blue tang


Definition of BLUE TANG

:  a surgeonfish (Acanthurus coeruleus) that is bright blue with darker longitudinal stripes when mature and occurs chiefly from Bermuda to Brazil

Origin of BLUE TANG

1tang (surgeonfish)
First Known Use: circa 1902


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