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ratfish

[ rat-fish ]
/ ˈrætˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) rat·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rat·fish·es.

a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail.

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Origin of ratfish

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; rat + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for ratfish

ratfish
/ (ˈrætˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

another name for rabbitfish (def. 1)
a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the North Pacific Ocean, which has a long narrow tail
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