noun li·on·fish \ˈlī-ən-ˌfish\

Definition of LIONFISH

:  any of several scorpaenid fishes (genus Pterois) of the Indian Ocean and the tropical Pacific that are brilliantly striped and barred with elongated fins and venomous dorsal spines

First Known Use of LIONFISH

circa 1907


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