Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several marine fishes of the family Caproidae of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, having a flattened reddish body and a projecting snout.
  • noun Any of several marine fishes of the family Pentacerotidae of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, having a flattened body and a projecting snout.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name applied to various dissimilar fishes which have a projecting snout.

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

  • noun A Mediterranean fish (Capros aper), of the family Caproidæ; -- so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout.
  • noun An Australian percoid fish (Histiopterus recurvirostris), valued as a food fish.

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

  • noun Any of several unrelated fish, of the genera Capros or Antigonia that have a projecting snout

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

  • noun fish with large eyes and long snouts
  • noun fish with a projecting snout

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Examples

  • False boarfish, Neocytlus helgae (left) and cold water coral, Lophelia (right).

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  • Try their boarfish, abalone, succulent whiting and Kinkawooka mussels.

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  • Try their boarfish, abalone, succulent whiting and Kinkawooka mussels.

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  • Records from the Marine Institute's annual ground fish stock survey of commercial species over the years show a gradual decline in coldwater species such as cod, with an increasing abundance of warmer water species such as lesser spotted dogfish, poor cod and even boarfish.

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  • It may see them replaced with warm water fish like lesser spotted dogfish, bass and even boarfish -- a Mediterranean fish with a pig-like snout also found off New South Wales in Australia.

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  • It may see them replaced with warm water fish like lesser spotted dogfish, bass and even boarfish - a Mediterranean fish with a pig-like snout also found off New South Wales in Australia.

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