spade-fish

spadefish

[speyd-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) spadefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) spadefishes.
a deep-bodied marine fish of the genus Chaetodipterus, especially C. faber, of Atlantic coastal waters of North America.

Origin:
1695–1705; probably spade2 + fish, in allusion to its shape

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spadefish (ˈspeɪdˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any spiny-finned food fish of the family Ephippidae, esp Chaetodipterus faber of American Atlantic coastal waters, having a deeply compressed body

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