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  • n. Any of a number of species of marine fishes of the family Trichiuridae. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. They are also called bladefish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., Trichiurus lepturus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any fish of the family Trichiuridæ, as Trichiurus lepturus, remarkable for the attenuation of its tail as well as for its silvery body, whence it is also called silvery hairtail. The species inhabit tropical and subtropical seas; that above named is most common in the Atlantic.

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

  • n. long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel


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  • Trademark dishes include broiled sea bream, rice porridge with abalone, and hairtail fish soup.

    Sun And Seafood On Jeju Island

  • Larger sized and commercially important species such as yellow croaker and hairtail were replaced by smaller-bodied and low value forage fish, such as anchovy (see Tang, 1989).

    Yellow Sea large marine ecosystem

  • But at the end of the day, he chooses Heerak (02-755-3449), a small but always packed restaurant in Namdaemun Market in central Seoul that serves seasoned hairtail, or galchi, for


  • The alley where Heerak is located has some 10 restaurants specializing in seasoned hairtail.


  • Often after work, he takes pleasure in heading straight to Namdaemun Market for hairtail with soy sauce, chili paste and crushed garlic.



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