[ beerd-fish ]

noun,plural (especially collectively) beard·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) beard·fish·es.
  1. any of several bottom-dwelling fishes of the family Polymyxiidae (single genus Polymixia), found in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and western Pacific Oceans: named for the distinct pair of long barbels under the chin.

Origin of beardfish

First recorded in 1870–75; shortening of bearded fish

Words Nearby beardfish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023