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Meaning of "butterfly fish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BUTTERFLY FISH

butterfly fish  [ˈbʌtəˌflaɪ fɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUTTERFLY FISH

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Butterfly fish is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUTTERFLY FISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

butterfly fish

Butterflyfish

The butterflyfishes are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae; the bannerfishes and coralfishes are also included in this group. The approximately 120 species in 10 genera are found mostly on the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. A number of species pairs occur in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, members of the huge genus Chaetodon. Butterflyfishes look like smaller versions of angelfish, but unlike these, lack preopercle spines at the gill covers. Some members of the genus Heniochus resemble the Moorish idol of the monotypic Zanclidae. Among the paraphyletic Perciformes, the former are probably not too distantly related to butterflyfish, whereas the Zanclidae seem far less close.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUTTERFLY FISH


blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
crayfish
ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
fish
fɪʃ
flatfish
ˈflætˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
oafish
ˈəʊfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
selfish
ˈsɛlfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
stockfish
ˈstɒkˌfɪʃ
sunfish
ˈsʌnˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
triggerfish
ˈtrɪɡəˌfɪʃ
unselfish
ʌnˈsɛlfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUTTERFLY FISH

butterfat cheque
Butterfield
butterfingered
butterfingers
butterfish
butterflies
butterfly
butterfly ballot
butterfly bush
butterfly collar
butterfly diagram
butterfly effect
butterfly knot
butterfly net
butterfly nut
butterfly stroke
butterfly valve
butterfly weed
butterflyer
butterflyfish

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUTTERFLY FISH

a fine kettle of fish
angler fish
baitfish
big fish
bony fish
cold fish
drink like a fish
flowerhorn fish
flying fish
game fish
gefilte fish
ice fish
kettle of fish
oily fish
red fish
river fish
scorpion fish
sea fish
Siamese fighting fish
wet fish
white fish

Synonyms and antonyms of butterfly fish in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «butterfly fish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUTTERFLY FISH

Find out the translation of butterfly fish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of butterfly fish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «butterfly fish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蝴蝶鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peces mariposa
570 millions of speakers

English

butterfly fish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तितली मछली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأسماك فراشة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рыб-бабочек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peixe-borboleta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রজাপতি মাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poissons papillons
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ikan rama-rama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Falterfische
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チョウチョウウオ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나비 물고기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kupu kupu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá bướm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பட்டாம்பூச்சி மீன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुलपाखरू मासे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kelebek balık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesce farfalla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

motyl ryb
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

риб - метеликів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fluture de pește
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πεταλούδα ψάρια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlinder vis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fjärilsfisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

butterfly fisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of butterfly fish

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFLY FISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about butterfly fish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUTTERFLY FISH»

Discover the use of butterfly fish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to butterfly fish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to Draw Fish
Butterfly fish look like small, colorful saucers. Most butterfly fish only reach a size of about 6 inches (15.2 cm) in length. They live in warm, shallow water in and around the coral reefs of the world. Butterfly fish's bright colors help to disguise ...
Justin Lee, 2002
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The Aquarium Fish Survival Manual
The Butterfly fish, the Chaetodontidae family, are typical reef dwellers of tropical seas. All are comparatively large fish, with deep flattened bodies. They have spiny dorsal fins which are used in self-defence, but they are seldom really ...
Brian Ward, 1995
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Brown bear - cheetah
The butterfly fish has the rare ability to prop itself as if on stilts, by means of the four long rays attached to each of its two pelvic fins. BUTTERFLY FISH Exhaustive research has shown that butterfly fish are ...
‎2002
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Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World: Starfish
Eyespots Butterfly fish often have dark spots on their body called eyespots. The eyespots near the dorsal fin of the copperband butterfly fish may fool predators into attacking the less vulnerable rear end of the fish, mistaking it for the head.
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2004
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The Everything Tropical Fish Book
Pakistani butterfly fish (Chaetodon collare): Difficult to feed. Saddleback butterfly fish (Chaetodon ephipippium): Finicky eater; aggressive. Banded butterfly fish ( Chaetodon striatus): Delicate, aggressive. Copper-band butterfly fish (Chelmon ...
Carlo Devito, Gregory Skomal, 2000
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Fish Carving Basics: How to paint
The threadfin butterfly fish, a tropical saltwater species, is a favorite among fish carvers because of its bold design and bright colors. Dave Johnson carved the fish in volume 1 of this series, and now he demonstrates his painting technique.
Curtis J. Badger, 1994
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Frommer's Hawaii 2011
Butterfly fish, among the most colorful of the reef fish, are usually seen in pairs ( scientists believe they mate for life) and appear to spend most of their day feeding. There are 22 species of butterfly fish, of which three (bluestripe, lemon or  ...
Jeanette Foster, 2010
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The Everything Aquarium Book: All You Need to Build the ...
... to Build the Acquarium of Your Dreams Frank Indiviglio. Do not attempt to house butterfly fish with living coral, sponges, or sea anemones. These creatures are the natural prey of most species of butterfly fish, and will quickly be consumed .
Frank Indiviglio, 2006
9
On Aggression
Chaetodon) 28 white-and-yellow butterfly-fish (Chaetodon auriga) 12 white-gold- black butterfly-fish (Chaetodon vagabundus) 14 yellow-and-brown butterfly-fish ( gen.Chaetodon) 29 cannibalism 116,233Carduelis 120 cats hunting 11,32 prey ...
Konrad Lorenz, 2005
10
Watercolor Basics - Painting Flowers
Sharon Hinckley. Long-Nosed Butterfly Fish This is also called a copper-banded butterfly fish. Both names describe the two major features of this fish. In addition, the fish has a black spot on its dorsal fin, similar to the black spots on a butterfly.
Sharon Hinckley, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUTTERFLY FISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term butterfly fish is used in the context of the following news items.
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20 reasons to visit French Polynesia
A blacktip reef shark chasing butterfly fish in Bora Bora's lagoon. Hundreds of years ago, the island of Raiatea, just a little south-east of Bora ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
See S'pore's latest nature parks - under the sea
... with Singapore's underwater gems, such as feather stars that sway in the currents, or shy butterfly fish that zoom away when approached. «AsiaOne, Jun 15»
3
'Camiguin' is shorthand for 'Come again'–and again
Additional treats are glimpses of clown fish, goat fish, surgeon fish, damsel fish, parrot fish and butterfly fish skittering around the coral reef ... «Inquirer.net, Jun 15»
4
Dives and divers at Wing Beach
According to divers who have explored the site, the marine life there includes the coral-eating pincushion starfish, butterfly fish, spot sharks, ... «Marianas Variety, Jun 15»
5
The Most Breathtaking Dive Spots in Australia
Accessible via ferry or seaplane from Gladstone, divers can expect to see black tip reef sharks, butterfly fish, giant clams, wrasse, parrotfish, ... «Paste Magazine, Jun 15»
6
DLNR investigating unattended lay net
"We noticed that there was more and more sea life, everything from butterfly fish and you know, local native fish too,” he said. “So, myself and ... «KITV Honolulu, Jun 15»
7
A Dozen More Cheap Eats Classics in New York City
Choices include eel, chicken leg, butterfly fish, and minced pork. Skip the charcuterie and head for the congee, available in 16 variations, or the ... «Eater NY, May 15»
8
Going beyond the beaches of Bora Bora
As we drift slowly through the shallow water, we find ourselves surrounded by brightly-coloured clouds of butterfly fish and fire fish. About 100 ... «Daily Life, May 15»
9
We heart Persian Gulf: coast and islands
Some fish species of the Persian Gulf are Barramundi Cod, Arabian Butterfly fish (misht el-arus), Butterfly fish, Grey Grunt (Yanam), Grouper, ... «Tehran Times, Apr 15»
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New Oahu aquarium fishing rules take effect
There's also a ban on taking certain butterfly fish. The new rules are for waters within three nautical miles off Oahu. There are also new rules ... «KHON2, Apr 15»

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