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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several marine fishes of the family Regalecidae, especially Regalecus glesne, having a slender silvery body up to 11 meters (36 feet) in length, a crimson dorsal fin along its entire length, and long thin pelvic fins.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trachypteroid or tæniosomous fish, Regalecus glesne, of the family Regalecidæ, a kind of ribbon-fish. It attains a length of from 12 to more than 20 feet.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The ribbon fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large, greatly elongated, type of fish of the family Regalecidae.

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

  • noun thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from the oarlike appearance of the pelvic fins.]

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