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spadefish

[speyd-fish] /ˈspeɪdˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) spadefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) spadefishes.
1.
a deep-bodied marine fish of the genus Chaetodipterus, especially C. faber, of Atlantic coastal waters of North America.
Origin of spadefish
1695-1705
1695-1705; probably spade2 + fish, in allusion to its shape
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British Dictionary definitions for spadefish

spadefish

/ˈspeɪdˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any spiny-finned food fish of the family Ephippidae, esp Chaetodipterus faber of American Atlantic coastal waters, having a deeply compressed body
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