- a very long ribbonfish, Regalecus glesne, with long slender ventral fins
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- 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.
- oar + fish 1855–60