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swordfish

[sawrd-fish, sohrd-] /ˈsɔrdˌfɪʃ, ˈsoʊrd-/
noun, plural swordfishes (especially collectively) swordfish for 1.
1.
a large, marine food fish, Xiphias gladius, having the upper jaw elongated into a swordlike structure.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Dorado.
Origin of swordfish
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see sword, fish
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swordfish

/ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a large scombroid fish, Xiphias gladius, with a very long upper jaw: valued as a food and game fish: family Xiphiidae
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n.

c.1400, from sword + fish (n.).

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