pennant fish


pennant fish
/ˈpɛnənt fɪʃ/ (say 'penuhnt fish)

noun (plural pennant fish or pennant fishes)
a variety of trevally, Alectis ciliaris, with long fins resembling the trailing tentacles of the box jellyfish and acting as a deterrent to other fish.
Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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