billfish

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bill +‎ fish

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billfish (countable and uncountable, plural billfishes or billfish)

  1. Any of several fish, of the families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae, that have an elongated jaw.
  2. Other fish with elongated jaws:
    1. gars (Lepisosteidae)
    2. saury (Scomberesocidae)
    3. silver gar (Strongylura maritima, Belonidae)
    4. northern pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus, Syngnathidae)

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