threadfish

[ thred-fish ]
/ ˈθrɛdˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) thread·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) thread·fish·es.

any of several jacks of the genus Alectis, especially A. ciliaris, having the front rays of the dorsal and anal fins greatly elongated.

Nearby words

  1. thread-line fishing,
  2. threadbare,
  3. threaded,
  4. threaded glass,
  5. threadfin,
  6. threadneedle street,
  7. threads,
  8. threadworm,
  9. thready,
  10. thready pulse

Origin of threadfish

First recorded in 1835–45; thread + fish

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