leaf fish

noun

Definition of leaf fish

: a small brown nandid fish (Monocirrhus polyacanthus) of tropical South American freshwaters

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History and Etymology for leaf fish

so called from its resemblance to a floating dead leaf

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“Leaf fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20fish. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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