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snailfish

[sneyl-fish]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) snail·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snail·fish·es.
  1. any of several elongate, smooth-skinned fishes of the family Liparididae, inhabiting cold seas, having the ventral fins modified to form a sucking disk.
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Origin of snailfish

First recorded in 1830–40; snail + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for snailfish

snailfish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. another name for sea snail
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