exocetus

Exocetus

Ex`o*ce"tus\ (? or ?), Exocoetus \Ex`oc[oe]"tus\, n. [NL. exocetus, L. exocoetus a fish that sleeps on the shore, Gr. 'exw`koitos, lit., sleeping out; 'e`xw outside of + koi`th bed.] (Zo["o]l) A genus of fishes, including the common flying fishes. See Flying fish.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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