Abudefduf

noun
Ab·​u·​def·​duf | \ ˌabüˈdef(ˌ)dəf \

Definition of Abudefduf

: 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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First Known Use of Abudefduf

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abudefduf

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Arabic abūdafdūf

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“Abudefduf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abudefduf. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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