Moorish idol

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English[edit]

a Moorish idol

Etymology[edit]

From a popular belief associating Moors with them. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

Moorish idol (plural Moorish idols)

  1. Any fish of the species Zanclus cornutus, a colorful marine tropical fish often kept in aquaria.
    Synonym: toby

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