Pronunciation: (skôr'pē-un-fish"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several tropical and temperate marine scorpaenid fishes, esp. members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous dorsal spines. Also called sea scorpion, rockfish.
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