Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of Xiphiidæ, now restricted to swordfishes without teeth or ventral fins, and thus exclusive of the sailfishes and spear-fishes (Histiophorus and Tetrapturus).
  • noun In astronomy:
  • noun A constellation made by Petrus Theodori in the fifteenth century, in the south pole of the ecliptic, and now named Dorado.
  • noun [lowercase] In older authors, a sword-shaped comet.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of fishes comprising the common swordfish.
  • noun The constellation Dorado.
  • noun A comet shaped like a sword.

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

  • noun A swordfish.

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

  • noun type genus of the Xiphiidae

Etymologies

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From Latin xiphias.

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