oarfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oarfish thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oarfish ōr"fĭsh` (Zoöl) The ribbon fish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oarfish A trachypteroid or tæniosomous fish, Regalecus glesne, of the family Regalecidæ, a kind of ribbon-fish. It attains a length of from 12 to more than 20 feet.
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Usage

In literature:

Oarfish, thirty feet in length, with flaming red upstanding mane, and a knife-like body less than three inches in thickness.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In news:

12-foot-long oarfish washes ashore in Malibu.
A 12-foot-long bony oarfish typically found in tropical waters washed ashore in Malibu on Sunday, Nov 28.
Rare oarfish appears on Mexico beach.
Oarfish Washes Ashore in Mexico.
A 20-foot-long oarfish washed up on the shores of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Operators of the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing took this photo of an oarfish that washed ashore.
Oarfish Washes Ashore In Cabo San Lucas.
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