boarfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boarfish fish with a projecting snout
    • n boarfish fish with large eyes and long snouts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boarfish (Zoöl) A Mediterranean fish (Capros aper), of the family Caproidæ; -- so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boarfish A name applied to various dissimilar fishes which have a projecting snout. In England, the Capros aper, a fish of the family Caproidœ. It has the power of extending and contracting its mouth at will. When extended the mouth takes the form of a hog's snout, whence the name. It is 6 inches long, and inhabits the Mediterranean and Atlantic northward to the British coasts.
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