angelfish

Primary Meanings of angelfish

1.
n
a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
2.
n
deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
3.
n
sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
Full Definitions of angelfish
1

n a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus

Type of:
butterfly fish
small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide
2

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

Synonyms:
Chaetodipterus faber, spadefish
Type of:
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
3

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

Synonyms:
Squatina squatina, angel shark, monkfish
Type of:
shark
any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

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