Definition of angelfish
1 : any of several laterally compressed brightly colored bony fishes (family Pomacanthidae) of warm seas
2 : a black and silver laterally compressed South American cichlid fish (Pterophyllum scalare) popular in aquariums —called also scalare
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A school of black-and-yellow-stripe angelfish darted around me, while a grouper the size of a Smart car lumbered past.
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