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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; it inhabits warm waters of the West Pacific and Puerto Rico. It is called also flashlight fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fishes, typical of the family AnomalopidÅ“; so called from the remarkable structure manifested by a glandular phosphorescent organ below the eye.

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

  • n. fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; of warm waters of the western Pacific and Puerto Rico


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