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needlefish

[ need-l-fish ]
/ 藞nid l藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) nee路dle路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) nee路dle路fish路es.
any fish of the family Belonidae, of warm seas and coastal fresh waters, having a sharp beak and needlelike teeth.
a pipefish.
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Origin of needlefish

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; needle + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for needlefish

needlefish
/ (藞ni藧dl藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any ferocious teleost fish of the family Belonidae of warm and tropical regions, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws
another name for pipefish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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