boarfish

[ bawr-fish, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔrˌfɪʃ, ˈboʊr- /

noun, plural (especially collectively) boar·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) boar·fish·es.

any of several fishes having a projecting snout, especially a small, spiny-rayed fish, Capros aper, of European waters.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of boarfish

First recorded in 1830–40; boar + fish
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for boarfish

boarfish
/ (ˈbɔːˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any of various spiny-finned marine teleost fishes of the genera Capros, Antigonia, etc, related to the dories, having a deep compressed body, a long snout, and large eyes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012