[ liz-erd-fish ]
/ ˈlɪz ərdˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) liz·ard·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) liz·ard·fish·es.

any of several large-mouthed fishes of the family Synodontidae, having a lizardlike head.

Origin of lizardfish

First recorded in 1745–55; lizard + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lizard fish

lizard fish


any small teleost fish of the family Synodontidae, having a slender body and a lizard-like head and living at the bottom of warm seas
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