Definition of Doctor-fish

1. Noun. Surgeon fish of the West Indies.

Exact synonyms: Acanthurus Chirurgus, Doctorfish
Generic synonyms: Surgeonfish
Group relationships: Acanthurus, Genus Acanthurus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doctor-fish

docosatetraenoic acid
docosatriene
docosatrienes
docosenoyl
docquet
docqueted
docqueting
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docquetted
docquetting
docs
doctor
doctor's bill
doctor's degree
doctor's orders
doctor-fish (current term)
doctor-patient relation
doctor up
doctoral
doctoral thesis
doctorally
doctorands
doctorate
doctorates
doctored
doctorer
doctorers
doctoress
doctoresses

Literary usage of Doctor-fish

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1. Memoirs of Father Ripa During Thirteen Years' Residence at the Court of by Matteo Ripa (1855)
"No one on board had ever seen this kind of fish till then ; its name is the " Doctor Fish." A black pilot came on board yesterday, in a canoe hollowed out ..."

2. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... most esteemed fish—Their brilliant colours— Peculiar fashion of baiting a hook—A "full bait"—The fisherman taking it easy—The goat-fish—The doctor-fish, ..."

3. Journal of a Residence Among the Negroes in the West Indies by Matthew Gregory Lewis (1861)
"No one on board had ever seen this kind of fish till then ; its name is the " Doctor Fish." A black pilot came on board yesterday, in a canoe hollowed out ..."

4. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... fashion of baiting a hook—A "full bait"—The fisherman taking it easy—The goat-fish—The doctor-fish, and their curious glassy lancets—The soap-fish, &c. ..."

5. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
""Bill-fish"; "Gar-fish"; "Green Gar"; "doctor-fish". ... it is there known as "green gar", and is sometimes called "doctor-fish" by the Edenton fishermen. ..."

6. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... small hooks and lines, and experimented on all the lesser game that came my way, and can add parrot fishes, angel fishes, the doctor fish, ..."

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