Ribbon fish

ribbonfish

[rib-uhn-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) ribbonfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ribbonfishes.
1.
any of several marine fishes of the families Trachipteridae, Regalicidae, and Lophotidae, having a long, compressed, ribbonlike body.
2.
any of several related fishes, as the oarfish.
3.
any of several unrelated but similar fishes, as the cutlassfish and jackknife-fish.
Also called snakefish.


Origin:
1785–95; ribbon + fish

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ribbonfish (ˈrɪbənˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any of various soft-finned deep-sea teleost fishes, esp Regalecus glesne (see oarfish), that have an elongated compressed body. They are related to the opah and dealfishes

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