batfish

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noun bat·fish \ˈbat-ˌfish\

Definition of batfish

  1. :  any of several fishes with winglike processes; especially :  any of a family (Ogcocephalidae of the order Lophiiformes) of flattened pediculate bony fishes

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1808

First Known Use of batfish

1808


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