Definition of Angelfish in English :

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Angelfish meaning in English

Meaning of Angelfish in English

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Angelfish pronunciation in English

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1. angelfish

a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus

2. angelfish, chaetodipterus faber, spadefish

deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters

3. angel shark, angelfish, monkfish, squatina squatina

sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do

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noun plural -fish or -fishes
any of various small tropical marine percoid fishes of the genus Pomacanthus and related genera, which have a deep flattened brightly coloured body and brushlike teeth: family Chaetodontidae
See also butterflyfish
2. Also called: scalare
a South American cichlid, Pterophyllum scalare, of the Amazon region, having a compressed body and large dorsal and anal fins: a popular aquarium fish
3.  another name for angel shark

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nounWord forms: plural ˈangelˌfish or ˈangelˌfishes
any of a percoid family (Pomacanthidae) of bright-colored, tropical reef fishes with long, trailing spiny fins

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n. pl. angelfish or an·gel·fish·es
1. Any of various brightly colored fishes of the family Pomacanthidae of warm seas, having a laterally compressed body and often long extensions on the dorsal and anal fins.
a. A cichlid (Pterophyllum scalare) native to rivers of tropical South America and having a laterally compressed, usually striped body with long dorsal and anal fins. It is popular in home aquariums. Also called scalare.
b. Any of several other fishes of the genus Pterophyllum.

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