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gar·fish

 (gär′fĭsh′)
n. pl. garfish or gar·fish·es
2. See gar1.

[Middle English : gare, spear (from Old English gār) + fish, fish; see fish.]

garfish

(ˈɡɑːˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) another name for garpike1
2. (Animals) an elongated European marine teleost fish, Belone belone, with long toothed jaws: related to the flying fishes
3. (Animals) any of various marine or estuarine fish with a long needle-like lower jaw
[Old English gār spear + fish]

gar

(gɑr)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. for kinds or species) gars.
1. Also called garfish , garpike. any long-jawed freshwater ganoid fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America.
[1755–65, Amer.; shortened form of garfish]

gar.

garage.

G.A.R.

Grand Army of the Republic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garfish - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teethgarfish - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus - type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
Translations

garfish

[ˈgɑːˌfɪʃ] N (garfish or garfishes (pl)) → aguja f
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1989: Some aspects of the biology of the garfish Belone belone (L) from the southern Ireland.
Growth was isometric in Syngnathus typhle, Diplodus sargus and Diplodus vulgaris, whereas negative allometry was found in Belone belone, Syngnathus abaster, Symphodus doderleini and