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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A European fish (Centriscus scolopax), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; -- called also trumpet fish, and snipe fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local name in England of the trumpet-fish, Centriscus scolopax.
  • n. A local name of sundry plectognath fishes, of the suborder Gymnodontes and family Tetrodontid√¶.
  • n. A local name in Rhode Island of the angler, Lophius piscatorius. See cut under angler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouth

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