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snailfish

[sneyl-fish] /ˈsneɪlˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) snailfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snailfishes.
1.
any of several elongate, smooth-skinned fishes of the family Liparididae, inhabiting cold seas, having the ventral fins modified to form a sucking disk.
Origin of snailfish
1830-1840
1830-40; snail + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for snailfish

snailfish

/ˈsneɪlˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
another name for sea snail
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