parrotfish

noun
variants: or parrot fish

Definition of parrotfish

: any of a family (Scaridae) of usually brightly colored chiefly tropical marine fishes that have the teeth in each jaw fused into a cutting plate resembling a beak

First Known Use of parrotfish

1712, in the meaning defined above

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“Parrotfish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parrot%20fish. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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