Definition of Angelfish

1. Noun. A butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus.

Generic synonyms: Butterfly Fish
Group relationships: Genus Pomacanthus, Pomacanthus

2. Noun. Deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters.
Exact synonyms: Chaetodipterus Faber, Spadefish
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Chaetodipterus, Genus Chaetodipterus

3. Noun. Sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do.
Exact synonyms: Angel Shark, Monkfish, Squatina Squatina
Generic synonyms: Shark
Group relationships: Genus Squatina, Squatina

Definition of Angelfish

1. Noun. A freshwater fish, tropical cichlids of the genus ''Pterophyllum''. ¹

2. Noun. A marine fish of the family ''Pomacanthidae'', common on shallow tropical reefs. ¹

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Definition of Angelfish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angelfish

angel fish
angel food cake
angel hair
angel investor
angel lust
angel of death
angel of mercy
angel shark
angel sharks
angelfish (current term)
angelic acid
angelic non-determinism
angelica root

Literary usage of Angelfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Daily Word Problems: Student Practice Books by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2007)
"How many angelfish are in the tank now, including the adults? Daily Word Problems Thursday Week 9 Ken wants to sell some of the baby angelfish when they are ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Bahamas by Blair Howard (2002)
"Never dive angelfish without expert guidance. angelfish is a huge ... Crab Cay Crevasse Not far from angelfish, this is another spectacular blue hole. ..."

3. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"This colourful inhabitant of the coral reefs is the most common and largest of the angelfish in UAE waters. 45 cm, POMACENTRIDAE DAMSELFISHES The ..."

4. Adventure Guide Honduras & The Bay Islands by Maria Fiallos (2006)
"You'll see green moray eels, parrotfish, angelfish, black seahorses, and rockfish. ... Marine life you'll see include fan coral, angelfish, yellowtail, ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Belize by Carol O'Donnell, Vivien Lougheed (2003)
"angelfish abound; there are 74 species of angelfish and most of them get 95% of their food from sponges. They have developed teeth that secrete a mucus ..."

6. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"... than 300 species of mollusks, lobsters, three species of turtles and thousands of colorful fish such as French angelfish, Isabelita and queen angelfish. ..."

7. Adventure Guide to Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao by Lynne M Sullivan (2006)
"Colorful sponges and corals attract schools of bait fish, colorful angelfish and yellowtail snappers; eels, octopus, and lobsters are there, but hiding in ..."

8. Best Dives of the Caribbean by Joyce Huber (2006)
"... coral as you explore the shallow terrace. The bottom is sandy, but stacked up with sergeant majors, angelfish, snappers, trumpetfish and barracudas. ..."

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