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Noun: swordfish  'sord,fish
  1. Flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
  2. Large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night
    - Xiphias gladius

Derived forms: swordfishes

Type of: saltwater fish, scombroid, scombroid fish

Part of: genus Xiphias, Xiphias

Encyclopedia: Swordfish