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beardfish

[ beerd-fish ]
/ ˈbɪərdˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) beard·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) beard·fish·es.
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.
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Also called barbudo.

Origin of beardfish

First recorded in 1870–75; shortening of bearded fish
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