lantern-fish

lanternfish

[lan-tern-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) lanternfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lanternfishes.
any of several small, deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side, certain species of which migrate to the surface at night.
Also, lantern fish.


Origin:
1745–55; lantern + fish

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