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snipefish

[snahyp-fish] /ˈsnaɪpˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) snipefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snipefishes.
1.
any of several fishes of the family Macrorhamphosidae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a long, tubular snout and a compressed body.
Also called bellows fish.
Origin of snipefish
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; snipe + fish
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snipefish

/ˈsnaɪpˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any teleost fish of the family Macrorhamphosidae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a deep body, long snout, and a single long dorsal fin: order Solenichthyes (sea horses, etc) Also called bellows fish
Word Origin
C17: so called because of the resemblance between its snout and a snipe's bill
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