guitarfish

guitarfish

[gi-tahr-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) guitarfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) guitarfishes.
any sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, of warm seas, resembling a guitar in shape.

Origin:
1900–05; guitar + fish

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guitarfish (ɡɪˈtɑːˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any marine sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, having a guitar-shaped body with a stout tail and occurring at the bottom of the sea

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guitarfish

an order (Rhinobatiformes) of fish closely related to the rays. The order contains some 47 to 50 species arranged in three families (Platyrhinidae, Rhinobatidae, and Rhynchobatidae).

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