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[awr-fish, ohr-] /ˈɔrˌfɪʃ, ˈoʊr-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) oarfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) oarfishes.
any long, ribbon-shaped, silvery fish of the genus Regalecus, of deep tropical waters, having a red dorsal fin along the spine that rises to a crest, and reaching a length of 30 feet (9 meters).
Also called ribbonfish.
Origin of oarfish
1855-60; oar + fish Unabridged
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noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a very long ribbonfish, Regalecus glesne, with long slender ventral fins Also called king of the herrings
Word Origin
C19: referring to the flattened oarlike body
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