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blue tang

noun

Definition of blue tang

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



Origin and Etymology of blue tang

1tang (surgeonfish)


First Known Use: circa 1902


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