snipe fish

snipefish

[snahyp-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) snipefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snipefishes.
any of several fishes of the family Macrorhamphosidae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a long, tubular snout and a compressed body.
Also called bellows fish.


Origin:
1660–70; snipe + fish

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snipefish (ˈsnaɪpˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
Also called: bellows fish any teleost fish of the family Macrorhamphosidae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a deep body, long snout, and a single long dorsal fin: order Solenichthyes (sea horses, etc)
 
[C17: so called because of the resemblance between its snout and a snipe's bill]

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