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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
(ôr′fish′, ōr′-),USA pronunciation n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, ([esp. referring to two or more kinds or species]) -fish•es.
- Fishany long, ribbon-shaped, silvery fish of the genus Regalecus, of deep tropical waters, having a red dorsal fin along the spine that rises to a crest, and reaching a length of 30 ft. (9 m). Also called ribbonfish.
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oarfish /ˈɔːˌfɪʃ/ n ( pl -fish, -fishes)
Etymology: 19th Century: referring to the flattened oarlike body
- a very long ribbonfish, Regalecus glesne, with long slender ventral fins
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