AskDefine | Define angelfish

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1 a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
2 deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters [syn: spadefish, Chaetodipterus faber]
3 sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do [syn: angel shark, Squatina squatina, monkfish] [also: angelfishes (pl)]

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angelfish ( angelfish or angelfishes)
  1. A freshwater fish, tropical cichlids of the genus Pterophyllum.
  2. A marine fish of the family Pomacanthidae, common on shallow tropical reefs.

Extensive Definition

angelfish in Arabic: سمكة ملائكية
angelfish in Ukrainian: Риба-ангел
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