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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filefish  \File"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  plectognath  fish  of  the  genera  {Monacanthus},  {Alutera}, 
  {balistes},  and  allied  genera;  --  so  called  on  account  of  the 
  roughly  granulated  skin,  which  is  sometimes  used  in  place  of 
  sandpaper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filefish 
  n  :  narrow  flattened  warm-water  fishes  with  leathery  skin  and  a 
  long  file-like  dorsal  spine 




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