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

  • n. Any of various small marine fishes of the family Macrorhamphosidae, found in tropical and temperate regions and characterized by a long snout and a very long spine extending from the dorsal fin backward toward the tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of the two species of fish of the Macroramphosus genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bellows fish.
  • n. A long, slender deep-sea fish (Nemichthys scolopaceus) with a slender beak.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sea-snipe, woodcock-fish, bellows-fish, or trumpet-fish, Centriscus (or Macrorhamphosus) scolopax: so called from its long snout, likened to a snipe's beak.
  • n. A murænoid or eel-like fish of the genus Nemichthys, as N. scolopaceus; a snipe-eel.
  • n. The garfish. Belone vulgaris: in allusion to the snipe-like extension of the jaws.

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

  • n. small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouth

Etymologies

snipe +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

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