Definition of cowfish in English:



  • A boxfish with spines that resemble horns on the head, and typically with other spines on the back and sides.

    • ‘In some boxfishes, such as the aptly named cowfishes, the keels extend forward, beyond the body, to form sharp horns.’
    • ‘The specimen is identified as a cowfish based on several morphological characteristics.’
    • ‘Boxfish, also known cowfish, can be found in warm ocean waters, where they linger near the seafloor.’
    • ‘From the cowfish we see that fish are named arbitrarily, and it's up to them thereafter.’