needle-fish

needlefish

[need-l-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) needlefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) needlefishes.
1.
any fish of the family Belonidae, of warm seas and coastal fresh waters, having a sharp beak and needlelike teeth.
2.
a pipefish.

Origin:
1595–1605; needle + fish

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needlefish (ˈniːdəlˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  any ferocious teleost fish of the family Belonidae of warm and tropical regions, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws
2.  another name for pipefish

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