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.

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Origin of boarfish

First recorded in 1830–40; boar + fish

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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
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