Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various bottom-dwelling, large-mouthed fishes of the family Synodontidae of warm seas, having a lizardlike head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the family Synodontidae of aulopiform fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of several mostly tropical marine scopeloid fish of the family Synodontidae having large mouths in lizardlike heads, especially the inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens syn. Synodus poeyi) of Mideastern and Southern United States and West Indies; -- sometimes called sand pike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ganoid fish of the group of sauroids.
  • n. A fish of the genus Synodus, of which there are several species, as the sandpike, S. fœtens, found from Cape Cod southward. S. lucioceps occurs on the Californian and Mexican coasts.

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

  • n. tropical fishes with large mouths in lizard-like heads; found worldwide

Etymologies

lizard +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

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