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spadefish

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noun spade·fish \ˈspād-ˌfish\

Definition of spadefish

  1. :  a laterally compressed bony fish (Chaetodipterus faber of the family Ephippidae) that resembles the angelfishes and is found in the warmer parts of the western Atlantic



1704

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1704


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