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cowfish

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EtymologyEdit

cow +‎ fish

NounEdit

cowfish (plural cowfishes or cowfish)

  1. Any of various types of boxfish, family Ostraciidae.
  2. The grampus, Grampus griseus, Risso's dolphin.
  3. A common bottlenose dolphin of California, Tursiops truncatus gillii.
  4. A marine plectognath fish, Acanthostracion quadricornis and allied species, having two projections, like horns, in front.

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