[ rib-uhn-fish ]
/ ˈrɪb ənˌfɪʃ /
noun, plural (especially collectively) rib·bon·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rib·bon·fish·es.
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Also called snakefish.
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British Dictionary definitions for ribbonfish
/ (ˈrɪbənˌfɪʃ) /
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