scorpion fish

noun

Definition of scorpion fish 

: any of various scorpaenid fishes (especially genus Scorpaena)

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The restaurant uses all of its oceanic wizardry: First, in its logo, a poppy-red illustration of the spiky rascassa (scorpion fish) that it’s named after. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Barcelona," 4 Mar. 2018 La Capannina is a tad touristy but makes delicious local specialties like linguine with scorpion fish. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "Exploring Italy's Beautiful Coastal Towns," 2 June 2017 Here, there are live animals showing off their colors — eels, scorpion fish, pipefish, green-patterned chain catsharks and red seahorses. James Gorman, New York Times, "The Ruthless Phronima, and Other Hidden Wonders of the Sea," 22 Mar. 2018

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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scorpion fish

noun

Medical Definition of scorpion fish 

: any of a family (Scorpaenidae) of marine spiny-finned fishes especially : one having a venomous spine or spines on its dorsal fin

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