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- n. A fish of the family Lepidopodidæ, Lepidopus caudatus, of the Mediterranean and Atlantic shores of Europe, as well as of New Zealand, of a bright silvery color, with a long dorsal and rudimentary anal fin: so called from suggesting by its form the sheath of a sword. Also called scale-fish and frost-fish.
- n. Any fish of the family Gempylidæ.
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