garfish

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English[edit]

Garfish (Belone belone)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English garfysche, equivalent to gar (spear) +‎ fish.

Noun[edit]

garfish (plural garfishes or garfish)

  1. (especially Britain, Ireland) Any fish of the needlefish family Belonidae, with a long narrow body and needle-shaped jaws, especially the European species Belone belone.
  2. (especially US, Canada) Any North or Central American fish of the family Lepisosteidae.

Usage notes[edit]

  • See usage notes at gar.

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