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ribbonfish

[ rib-uhn-fish ]
/ 藞r瑟b 蓹n藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) rib路bon路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rib路bon路fish路es.
any of several marine fishes of the families Trachipteridae, Regalicidae, and Lophotidae, having a long, compressed, ribbonlike body.
any of several related fishes, as the oarfish.
any of several unrelated but similar fishes, as the cutlassfish and jackknife-fish.
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Also called snakefish.

Origin of ribbonfish

First recorded in 1785鈥95; ribbon + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for ribbonfish

ribbonfish
/ (藞r瑟bn藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any of various soft-finned deep-sea teleost fishes, esp Regalecus glesne (see oarfish), that have an elongated compressed body. They are related to the opah and dealfishes
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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