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Meaning of flying fish

fly'ing fish"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any fish of the family Exocoetidae, having stiff and greatly enlarged pectoral fins enabling it to glide considerable distances through the air after leaping from the water.
  2. (caps.)the constellation Volans.
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