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[bawr-fish, bohr-]
noun, plural (especially collectively) boar·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) boar·fish·es.
  1. any of several fishes having a projecting snout, especially a small, spiny-rayed fish, Capros aper, of European waters.
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Origin of boarfish

First recorded in 1830–40; boar + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for boarfish


noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. 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
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