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[bawr-fish, bohr-] /ˈbɔrˌfɪʃ, ˈboʊr-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) boarfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) boarfishes.
any of several fishes having a projecting snout, especially a small, spiny-rayed fish, Capros aper, of European waters.
Origin of boarfish
First recorded in 1830-40; boar + fish Unabridged
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noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
any of various spiny-finned marine teleost fishes of the genera Capros, Antigonia, etc, related to the dories, having a deep compressed body, a long snout, and large eyes
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