squirrelfish

noun
squir·​rel·​fish | \ ˈskwər(-ə)l-ˌfish How to pronounce squirrelfish (audio) , ˈskwə-rəl- \

Definition of squirrelfish

: any of various small chiefly tropical usually red bony fishes (family Holocentridae) with large eyes, spiny fins, and rough scales

First Known Use of squirrelfish

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Squirrelfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirrelfish. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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