from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. An order of fishes including the anglers. See Illust. of angler and batfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A group of teleost fishes, characterized by the elongated basis of the pectoral fins simulating an arm or peduncle, to which various limits and values have been assigned.

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

  • n. anglers and batfishes; spiny-finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth


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