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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trunkfish  \Trunk"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  plectognath  fishes,  belonging 
  to  the  genus  {Ostracion},  or  the  family  {Ostraciontid[ae]}, 
  having  an  angular  body  covered  with  a  rigid  integument 
  consisting  of  bony  scales.  Some  of  the  species  are  called 
  also  {coffer  fish},  and  {boxfish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boxfish  \Box"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  trunkfish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boxfish 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  small  tropical  fishes  having  body  and  head 
  encased  in  bony  plates  [syn:  {trunkfish}] 




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