Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wrymouth, Cryptacanthodes maculatus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pale unspotted variety of the wrymouth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whitish variety of Cryptacanthodes maculatus. See wrymouth.

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

  • n. eellike Atlantic bottom fish with large almost vertical mouth

Etymologies

ghost +‎ fish, from its pale colour. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Certainly the angel-fish is not so well named as the parrot-fish; it might better be called the ghostfish, it is so like a moonbeam in the pools it haunts, and of such a convertible quality with the iridescent vegetable growths about it.

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