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Noun: butterflyfish  'bú-tu(r),flI,fish
  1. Tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
    - flying gurnard, flying robin
Noun: butterfly fish
  1. Small usually brilliantly coloured tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide

Derived forms: butterfly fish, butterflyfishes

Type of: percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish

Part of: Chaetodontidae, Dactylopteridae, family Chaetodontidae, family Dactylopteridae

Encyclopedia: Butterflyfish

Butterfly fish