Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: ribbonfish  'ri-bun,fish
  1. Thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
    - oarfish, king of the herring, Regalecus glesne
  2. Marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body

Derived forms: ribbonfishes

Type of: malacopterygian, soft-finned fish

Part of: family Trachipteridae, genus Regalecus, Reglaecus, Trachipteridae

Encyclopedia: Ribbonfish