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NOUN (4)

1. primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth;
[syn: gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus]

2. giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw;

3. slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters;
[syn: saury, billfish, Scomberesox saurus]

4. elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters;
[syn: needlefish, gar, billfish]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.) A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack, skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Billfish \Bill"fish`\ (b[i^]l"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.) A name applied to several distinct fishes: (a) The garfish (Tylosurus longirostris, or Belone longirostris) and allied species. (b) The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus). (c) The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish. (d) The American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

billfish n 1: primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth [syn: gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus] 2: giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw 3: slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters [syn: saury, billfish, Scomberesox saurus] 4: elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters [syn: needlefish, gar, billfish]