triggerfish

noun trig·ger·fish \ ˈtri-gər-ˌfish \
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of triggerfish

: any of various deep-bodied bony fishes (family Balistidae, especially genus Balistes) of warm seas having an anterior dorsal fin with two or three stout erectile spines

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