Pronunciation: (par'ut-fish"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes, esp. of the family Scaridae: so called because of their brilliant coloring and the shape of their jaws. Also called pollyfish.
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