from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large marine food and game fish (Xiphias gladius) having a long swordlike extension of the upper jaw that is used chiefly as a means of defense and attack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, Xiphias gladius.
- v. To fish for swordfish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A very large oceanic fish (Xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiidæ. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long.
- n. The gar pike.
- n. The cutlass fish.
- n. A southern constellation. See Dorado, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name of various fishes.
- n. [capitalized] In astronomy, a southern constellation, Dorado.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night
- n. flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
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