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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-it-fish]
    • /ˈræb ɪtˌfɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-it-fish]
    • /ˈræb ɪtˌfɪʃ/

Definitions of rabbitfish word

  • noun plural rabbitfish a puffer, Lagocephalus laevigatus. 1
  • noun plural rabbitfish a chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa. 1
  • noun rabbitfish A blunt-nosed chimaera with rodentlike front teeth and a long thin tail, found in the northeastern Atlantic and around South Africa. 1
  • noun rabbitfish a large chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa, common in European seas, with separate caudal and anal fins and a long whiplike tail 0
  • noun rabbitfish any of the spiny-finned tropical marine fishes of the family Siganidae of Indo-Pacific waters. They have a rabbit-like snout and spines on the pelvic or ventral fins 0

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Origin of rabbitfish

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; rabbit + fish, from the resemblance of its nose to a rabbit's

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Parts of speech for Rabbitfish


rabbitfish popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

rabbitfish usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with rabbitfish

  • what do rabbitfish eat?

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