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needlefish

[need-l-fish] /ˈnid lˌfɪʃ/
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
1595-1605; needle + fish
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Examples from the web for needlefish
  • needlefish are commonly seen schooling near the surface of tropical and subtropical waters.
  • In addition, you will be able to spot triggerfish, butterflyfish and needlefish.
  • Lamprey's, needlefish and eels are extra long and narrow.
British Dictionary definitions for needlefish

needlefish

/ˈniːdəlˌfɪʃ/
noun (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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