French angelfish


Definition of French angelfish

: a large angelfish (Pomacanthus paru) of the western Atlantic from Florida to Brazil that is black with yellow-tipped scales Shiny silver tarpon, black-and-yellow French angelfish and other inhabitants of the Caribbean Reef exhibit swim above you and beside you.— Clint Williams, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 26 July 2001

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First Known Use of French angelfish

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“French angelfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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