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squaretail

[ skwair-teyl ]
/ ˈskwɛərˌteɪl /
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noun

any of several fishes of the genus Tetragonurus, inhabiting deep waters of tropical and temperate seas, having a squarish tail and an armor of tough, bony scales.

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Origin of squaretail

First recorded in 1835–45; square + tail1
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