noun. gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth.
- percoid fish
- polly fish
- family Scaridae
Example sentences of the word parrotfish
Extremely calm waters make Playa Funchi a safe spot for swimmers and snorkelers, who can expect to see plenty of iridescent-green parrotfish just offshore.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Swim out to the protected reef to see lots of colorful tropical fish, including bright blue parrotfish with beak-like mouths, pretty butterfly fish and horned unicorn fish cruising around the live coral.
3. Verb, base form
If you’re lucky, you’ll see sea turtles and parrotfish among the abundant species found there.