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sandfish

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

either of two scaleless fishes of the family Trichodontidae, of the North Pacific, that live in sand or mud.
Also called beaked salmon. a fish, Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus, inhabiting the sandy areas of the western Pacific and Indian oceans, having an angular snout with which it burrows into the sand.

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Origin of sandfish

First recorded in 1895–1900; sand + fish
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