angelfish

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noun an·gel·fish \ˈān-jəl-ˌfish\

Definition of angelfish

  1. 1 :  any of several laterally compressed brightly colored bony fishes (family Pomacanthidae) of warm seas

  2. 2 :  a black and silver laterally compressed South American cichlid fish (Pterophyllum scalare) popular in aquariums —called also scalare

First Known Use of angelfish

1668


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