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filefish

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noun file·fish \ˈfī(-ə)l-ˌfish\

Definition of filefish

  1. :  any of various small-mouthed bony fishes (family Monacantidae, especially genera Aluterus, Cantherhines, and Monacanthus) with rough granular leathery skin




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