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- n. A family of ophidiiform fishes, of the taxonomic family Bythitidae, who bear live young.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any fish of the family Brotulidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fishes, typical of the family Brotulidæ, now restricted to B. barbata, a species found in the Caribbean sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deep-sea fishes
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"Bearded brotula," while pleasantly mild with a flaky white flesh, has a name that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.