Pterois

noun
Pter·​ois | \ ˈterəwə̇s, -eˌrȯis \

Definition of Pterois

: a genus of small brilliantly colored scorpion fishes including the lionfishes

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History and Etymology for Pterois

New Latin, probably from Greek pteroeis feathered, winged, from pteron feather, wing

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“Pterois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pterois. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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