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 for trunkfish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trunkfish \Trunk"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, belonging
     to the genus Ostracion, or the family Ostraciontidae,
     having an angular body covered with a rigid integument
     consisting of bony scales. Some of the species are called
     also coffer fish, and boxfish.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cowfish \Cow"fish`\ (kou"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
     (a) The grampus.
     (b) A California dolphin ({Tursiops Gillii).
     (c) A marine plectognath fish ({Ostracoin quadricorne, and
         allied species), having two projections, like horns, in
         front; -- called also cuckold, coffer fish,
         trunkfish.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trunkfish
      n 1: any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head
           encased in bony plates [syn: boxfish, trunkfish]

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