American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small marine fishes of the family Macrorhamphosidae, found in tropical and temperate regions and characterized by a long snout and a very long spine extending from the dorsal fin backward toward the tail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sea-snipe, woodcock-fish, bellows-fish, or trumpet-fish, Centriscus (or Macrorhamphosus) scolopax: so called from its long snout, likened to a snipe's beak.
- n. A murænoid or eel-like fish of the genus Nemichthys, as N. scolopaceus; a snipe-eel.
- n. The garfish. Belone vulgaris: in allusion to the snipe-like extension of the jaws.
- n. Either of the two species of fish of the Macroramphosus genus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The bellows fish.
- n. A long, slender deep-sea fish (Nemichthys scolopaceus) with a slender beak.
- n. small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouth
- snipe + fish (Wiktionary)
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