ribbonfish

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rib·bon·fish

 (rĭb′ən-fĭsh′)
n. pl. ribbonfish or rib·bon·fish·es
1. Any of several marine fishes of the family Trachipteridae, having a long, narrow, compressed body.
2. A cutlassfish.

ribbonfish

(ˈrɪbənˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various soft-finned deep-sea teleost fishes, esp Regalecus glesne (see oarfish), that have an elongated compressed body. They are related to the opah and dealfishes

rib•bon•fish

(ˈrɪb ənˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several marine fishes of the family Trachipteridae, with a long, compressed, ribbonlike body.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribbonfish - thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal finribbonfish - thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Regalecus, Reglaecus - type genus of the Regalecidae
2.ribbonfish - marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
dealfish, Trachipterus arcticus - deep-sea ribbonfish