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

  • n. Any of various marine fishes with a long narrow silvery body, especially a cutlass fish (Trichiurus lepturus) of the western Atlantic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a long, compressed, silver-colored t├Žnioid fish (Lepidopus argyreus syn. Lepidopus caudatus), found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called frostfish and considered an excellent food fish.


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