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

  • noun (Zoöl.) a peculiar, long, thin, marine fish (Trichiurus lepturus) of the southern United States and West Indies, having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp daggerlike teeth; -- called also frostfish, saber fish, silver eel, and, improperly, swordfish; also, several related members of the genus Trichiurus. It is closely related to snake mackerel.

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