bat fish

batfish

[bat-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) batfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) batfishes.
1.
any of the flat-bodied, marine fishes of the family Ogcocephalidae, as Ogcocephalus vespertilio, common in the southern Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S.
2.
a stingray, Aetobatis californicus, found off the coast of California.

Origin:
1900–05; bat2 + fish

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batfish (ˈbætˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any angler of the family Ogcocephalidae, having a flattened scaleless body and moving on the sea floor by means of fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins

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