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Meaning of triggerfish

trig•ger•fish

Pronunciation: (trig'ur-fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. any of various compressed, deep-bodied fishes of the genus Balistes and allied genera, chiefly inhabiting tropical seas, having an anterior dorsal fin with three stout spines: some are edible while others are poisonous.
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