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ratfish

[rat-fish] /ˈrætˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) ratfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ratfishes.
1.
a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail.
Origin of ratfish
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; rat + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for ratfish

ratfish

/ˈrætˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
another name for rabbitfish (sense 1)
2.
a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the North Pacific Ocean, which has a long narrow tail
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