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sandfish

[sand-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) sandfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sandfishes.
1.
either of two scaleless fishes of the family Trichodontidae, of the North Pacific, that live in sand or mud.
2.
Also called beaked salmon. a fish, Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus, inhabiting the sandy areas of the western Pacific and Indian oceans, having an angular snout with which it burrows into the sand.

Origin:
1895–1900; sand + fish

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sandfish

noun
1. either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand 
2. fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand [syn: beaked salmon
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