featherback

[ feth-er-bak ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌbæk /

noun

any freshwater fish of the family Notopteridae, of Asia and western Africa, having a small, feathery dorsal fin and a very long anal fin extending from close behind the head to the tip of the tail.

Nearby words

  1. feather-bed,
  2. feather-duster worm,
  3. feather-legged,
  4. feather-tail glider,
  5. feather-veined,
  6. featherbed,
  7. featherbedding,
  8. featherbone,
  9. featherbrain,
  10. feathercut

Origin of featherback


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