1660s, genus of swordfish, from Greek xiphias "swordfish," from xiphos "sword," of unknown origin.
- xinjiang uygur,
- xinjiang uygur autonomous region,
- xiphoid process,
Examples from the Web for xiphias
The European species, common in the Mediterranean, is the Xiphias gladius of naturalists.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
His saw, like the sword of the Xiphias, is a long flattened bony snout, but is double-edged and serrated.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art|John Vinycomb
By this name it has been known ever since, and only one additional name is included in its synonym, Xiphias rondeletic of Leach.Tales of Fishes|Zane Grey