garfish

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Garfish (Belone belone)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English garfysche, equivalent to gore (spear; goad) +‎ fish.

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garfish (plural garfishes or garfish)

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

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