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Noun: angelfish  'eyn-jul,fish
  1. A butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
  2. Deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
    - spadefish, Chaetodipterus faber
  3. Sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
    - angel shark, Squatina squatina, monkfish

Derived forms: angelfishes

Type of: butterfly fish, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, shark

Part of: Chaetodipterus, genus Chaetodipterus, genus Pomacanthus, genus Squatina, Pomacanthus, Squatina

Encyclopedia: Angelfish