Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Beloniformes — the flying fish.

Etymologies

Exocoetus +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Flying fish, from the family of marine fish, Exocoetidae, can remain in the air for over forty seconds and cover distances of 400 meters at speeds of 70 km/hr (43 mph).

    Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Flying Fish Aerodynamics

  • Exocoetidae, aptly known as flying fish, are a marine fish family comprising about 64 species grouped in seven to nine genera.

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