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whiptail (plural whiptails)
- Any of many New World lizards, of the genus Cnemidophorus, that have long, slender tails.
- A fish, the blue grenadier, Macruronus novaezelandiae.
2009 September 10, William J. Broad, “From Deep Pacific, Ugly and Tasty, With a Catch”, New York Times:
- One of the most popular is the hoki, or whiptail, a bug-eyed specimen found far down in the waters around New Zealand and transformed into a major export.