hag-fish

hagfish

[hag-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) hagfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hagfishes.
any eellike, marine cyclostome of the order Myxiniformes, having undeveloped eyes, a barbel-rimmed, circular mouth, and horny teeth for boring into the flesh of fishes to feed on their interior parts.

Origin:
1605–15; hag1 + fish

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hagfish (ˈhæɡˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
Often shortened to: hag any eel-like marine cyclostome vertebrate of the family Myxinidae, having a round sucking mouth and feeding on the tissues of other animals and on dead organic material

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