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paddlefish

[ pad-l-fish ]
/ 藞p忙d l藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural pad路dle路fish路es, (especially collectively) pad路dle路fish.
a large ganoid fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River and its larger tributaries, having a long, flat, paddlelike snout.
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Origin of paddlefish

An Americanism dating back to 1680鈥90; paddle1 + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for paddlefish

paddlefish
/ (藞p忙dl藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
a primitive bony fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River, having a long paddle-like projection to the snout: family Polyodontidae
a similar and related Chinese fish, Psephurus gladius, of the Yangtze River
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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