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  • n. A family of ophidiiform fishes, of the taxonomic family Bythitidae, who bear live young.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any fish of the family Brotulidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fishes, typical of the family Brotulid√¶, now restricted to B. barbata, a species found in the Caribbean sea.

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

  • n. deep-sea fishes

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  • "Bearded brotula," while pleasantly mild with a flaky white flesh, has a name that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

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