Definitions of angelfish
  1. noun
    a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
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    butterfly fish
    small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide
  2. noun
    deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
    synonyms: Chaetodipterus faber, spadefish
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    percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
    any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
  3. noun
    sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
    synonyms: Squatina squatina, angel shark, monkfish
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    any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
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