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  1. a large active predatory sparid fish, Dentex dentex, of Mediterranean and E Atlantic waters, having long sharp teeth and powerful jaws
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin dentix, dentex from dens tooth
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  • In Dentex dentex, a shore fish of Europe, 40 per cent of oxygen was found in the air-bladder.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan