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

  • noun Any of various fishes in the group Osteichthyes, having a bony rather than cartilaginous skeleton and including the lobe-finned fishes and the ray-finned fishes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A local (Connecticut) name of the menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus.
  • noun A common name of the ten-pounder, Elops saurus, of the family Elopidæ, an abundant and widely distributed fish in tropical seas.

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

  • noun A fish of the taxonomic group Osteichthyes.

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

  • noun any fish of the class Osteichthyes

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