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bill fish

n. 1. a fish, Belone truncata: 1782 The sea hereabouts (Bahamas etc.) abounds with fish unknown to us in Europe . . . bill-fish, hound-fish, etc. (Bruce 46).

2. a general term for fish with beaks, such as marlin, swordfish, etc. (Nassau)

Tags: animal, fish, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-04 16:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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