horsefish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horsefish any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Horsefish (Zoöl) The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horsefish A fish of the family Carangidæ, Vomer setipinnis, having a much-compressed oblong body, a head high and angulated far above the eyes, a smooth silvery skin, and low dorsal and anal fins. It inhabits the warm parts of the Atlantic. Also called moonfish, dollar-fish, and blunt-nosed shiner.
    • n horsefish A carangoid fish, Selene vomer, closely resembling the foregoing, and known by the same names. See cut under horsehead.
    • n horsefish The sauger, Stizostedion canadense.
    • n horsefish A sea-horse, as Hippocampus hudsonius.
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