swordfish

[sawrd-fish, sohrd-]
noun, plural swordfishes (especially collectively) swordfish for 1.
1.
a large, marine food fish, Xiphias gladius, having the upper jaw elongated into a swordlike structure.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Dorado.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see sword, fish

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swordfish (ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
a large scombroid fish, Xiphias gladius, with a very long upper jaw: valued as a food and game fish: family Xiphiidae

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Although swordfish were certainly considered edible, tuna and marlin were
  thought of as strictly objects of the hunt.
The chunky fennel vinaigrette also goes well with tuna steaks or swordfish.
Flatfish are the closest living relatives to swordfish and marlins.
Swordfish can temporarily raise the temperature of their brains and eyes, which
  gives it an edge when hunting fast-moving prey.
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