dealfish

[ deel-fish ]
/ ˈdilˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural deal·fish·es, (especially collectively) deal·fish.

a ribbonfish, especially Trachipterus arcticus.

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Origin of dealfish

First recorded in 1835–45; deal2 + fish

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British Dictionary definitions for dealfish

dealfish

/ (ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any deep-sea teleost fish of the genus Trachipterus, esp T. arcticus, related to the ribbonfishes and having a very long tapelike body and a fan-shaped tail fin
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