from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish whose bones resemble the teeth of a comb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a comb; resembling a comb.
  • n. A fish whose bones resemble comb teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Comb-like; pertaining to a pecten or pectination; pectineal.
  • n. A sawfish which has teeth projecting from each side of an elongated rostrum, and the eyes directed upward. See Pristis.


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  • The silver-fir, of a whitish colour, like rosemary under the leaf, is distinguished from the rest, by the pectinal shape of it: The cones not so large as the _picea_, grow also upright, and this they call the female: For I find botanists not unanimously agreed about the sexes of trees.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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