from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various brightly colored tropical marine fishes, especially of the family Scaridae, having fused teeth resembling a parrot's beak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several tropical marine fish of the family Scaridae known for their beak-like mass of teeth used to scrape algae from rocks or coral.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of several gaudy tropical fishes of the family Scaridae having parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to various fishes, principally of the families Labridæ and Scaridæ, on account of their colors or the shape of their jaws.
- n. A name given in Australia and elsewhere to Scarus pseudolabrus: called in the Australian tropics parrot-perch. In Victoria and Tasmania the name is also given to several species of Labrichthys. In New Zealand, the parrot-fish is Pseudolabrus miles psittacula.
- n. Same as blue groper.
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- n. gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
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