Meaning of ribbonfish


Pronunciation: (rib'un-fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. any of several marine fishes of the families Trachipteridae, Regalicidae, and Lophotidae, having a long, compressed, ribbonlike body.
  2. any of several related fishes, as the oarfish.
  3. any of several unrelated but similar fishes, as the cutlassfish and jackknife-fish.
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