Abudefduf

noun Ab·u·def·duf \ˌabüˈdef(ˌ)dəf\

Definition of Abudefduf

  1. :  a genus of small ovate short-headed marine teleost fishes commonly found about rocks and other submerged objects and usually included in the percoid family Pomacentridae but sometimes made the type of a separate family (Abudefdufidae)

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Origin and Etymology of abudefduf

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Arabic abūdafdūf


First Known Use: 1897


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