genus Chilomycterus

noun
burrfishes
Syn: ↑Chilomycterus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Diodontidae, ↑family Diodontidae
Member Meronyms: ↑burrfish

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  • Chilomycterus — n. a genus of fish, consisting of the burrfishes. Syn: genus {Chilomycterus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chilomycterus — noun burrfishes • Syn: ↑genus Chilomycterus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Diodontidae, ↑family Diodontidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Porcupinefish — (Diodon nicthemerus) Photo by Mikkel Elbech Scientific classification Kingdo …   Wikipedia

  • Diodontidae — noun spiny puffers • Syn: ↑family Diodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Striped burrfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • family Diodontidae — noun spiny puffers • Syn: ↑Diodontidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectognathi, ↑order Plectognathi, ↑order Tetraodontiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • burrfish — noun any of several fishes having rigid flattened spines • Hypernyms: ↑spiny puffer • Member Holonyms: ↑Chilomycterus, ↑genus Chilomycterus …   Useful english dictionary

  • porcupine fish — ▪ fish       any of the spiny, shallow water fishes of the family Diodontidae, found in seas around the world, especially the species Diodon hystrix. They are related to the puffers and, like them, can inflate their bodies when provoked.… …   Universalium

  • burrfish — /berr fish /, n., pl. burrfishes, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) burrfish. any of several porcupinefishes of the genus Chilomycterus, covered with short, immovable spines. [so called from its spines; see BURR1, FISH] * * * …   Universalium

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