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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various marine anglerfishes of the family Ogcocephalidae, having a laterally compressed body with a large disklike head, expanded pectoral fins, and a retractable appendage above the mouth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the family Maltheidæ (which see).
  • noun A name of the flying-fish or flying-robin, Cephalacanthus volitans.
  • noun Monodactylus argenteus, of the family Scorpididæ, a silvery fish with the body deeper than long. The name alludes to the high fins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast.
  • noun The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella).
  • noun The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several anglerfish of the family Ogcocephalidae

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

  • noun bottom-dweller of warm western Atlantic coastal waters having a flattened scaleless body that crawls about on fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins

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