cowfish

noun

cow·​fish ˈkau̇-ˌfish How to pronounce cowfish (audio)
1
: any of various small bright-colored bony fishes (family Ostraciidae) with hornlike projections over the eyes
2

Examples of cowfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ocean dweller, which is often called a camel cowfish because of the hump on its dorsal keel, has a robust exoskeleton to protect it against the pressure of the deep sea. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2022 Cowfish is seeking applicants who have restaurant experience and are 16 or older. Kelly Poe, AL.com, 5 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cowfish was in 1870

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“Cowfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowfish. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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