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boarfish

[bawr-fish, bohr-] /ˈbɔrˌfɪʃ, ˈboʊr-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) boarfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) boarfishes.
1.
any of several fishes having a projecting snout, especially a small, spiny-rayed fish, Capros aper, of European waters.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; boar + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for boar-fish

boarfish

/ˈbɔːˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any of various spiny-finned marine teleost fishes of the genera Capros, Antigonia, etc, related to the dories, having a deep compressed body, a long snout, and large eyes
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boarfish

(family Caproidae), any of six species of fishes (order Zeiformes) characterized by red coloration and a laterally compressed body that is as high as it is long. All six species live in deep marine waters, occurring in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The two genera, Antigonia and Capros, are placed in different subfamilies. A typical species, A. capros, reaches a length of about 18 cm (7 inches)

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