crucifix fish

noun

Definition of crucifix fish

: any of several saltwater catfishes (genus Arius) of the Caribbean area with the bones of the lower part of the skull arranged in the form of a crucifix

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“Crucifix fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crucifix%20fish. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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