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poison toad

[see quot.] n. a fish: 1905 Scorpaena plumieri, S. grandicornis (called poison toad) be­cause of the painful wounds they inflict with their spines (Shattuck 317). cf. GRASS SCORPION (Exuma, White)

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Last update: 2010-11-21 00:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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