cow·​fish | \ ˈkau̇-ˌfish How to pronounce cowfish (audio) \

Definition of cowfish

1 : any of various small bright-colored bony fishes (family Ostraciidae) with hornlike projections over the eyes

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Recent Examples on the Web Cowfish is seeking applicants who have restaurant experience and are 16 or older. Kelly Poe,, "Cowfish at the Summit aims to hire 135 Wednesday through Saturday," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of cowfish

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cowfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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