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Noun: billfish  'bil,fish
  1. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
    - gar, garfish, garpike, 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
    - saury, Scomberesox saurus
  4. Elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
    - needlefish, gar

Derived forms: billfishes

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

Part of: Belonidae, family Belonidae, family Istiophoridae, genus Lepisosteus, genus Scomberesox, genus Scombresox, Istiophoridae, Lepisosteus, Scomberesox, Scombresox

Encyclopedia: Billfish