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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Origin and Etymology of abudefduf
borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Arabic abūdafdūf
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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