from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the family Scorpænidæ and genus Scorpæna; a seascorpion: so called on account of the spines of the head and fins. See cut under Scorpæna.


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  • His once-smooth shoulders were now adorned with tusks hollowed out to inject scorpion-fish poison in anyone he fought.

    Time Streams King, J. Robert 1999

  • O 'course there are scorpion-fish an' toad-fishes in tropical waters, an 'their poison will cripple a man for

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler 1918


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