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Noun: gar  gaa(r)
  1. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
    - garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus
     
  2. Elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
    - needlefish, billfish

Derived forms: gars

Type of: ganoid, ganoid fish, teleost, teleost fish, teleostan

Part of: Belonidae, family Belonidae, genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus

Encyclopedia: Gar, Tibet