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n. pl. garfish or gar·fish·es
2. See gar1.

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


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]



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]




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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


[ˈgɑːˌfɪʃ] N (garfish or garfishes (pl)) → aguja f
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This will help to ensure snapper, whiting and garfish stocks are available for future generations of South Australians to catch and enjoy.
They never had a boat, so it's been all bank fishing on farm ponds, or bow fishing on sprawling Lake Shelbyville, where he nearly captured a state record for garfish.
Their main prey was garfish (pelagic fish) during spring and summer, and Bleniidae and Gobiidae (benthic fish of rocky bottom pools) in autumn.
Life-history traits of the freshwater garfish Xenentodon cancila (Hamilton 1822) (Belonidae) in the Ganges River, Northwestern Bangladesh.
Gwent and District SAC members caught a lot more fish during their roving competition; but they weren't very big and the five garfish, four plaice and one gurnard caught by winner Craig Maddock only added up to 1.
Dalgaard P, Madsen, Samieian HLN, Emborg J (2006) Biogenic amine formation and microbial spoilage in chilled garfish (Belone belone) effect of modified atmosphere packaging and previous frozen storage.
Rapid mechanical and thermal changes in the garfish olfactory nerve associated with a propagated impulse.
Be bold: ask for horta (wild greens), meet the fishing boats at dawn and haggle over the price of lobster, or buy the infinitely cheaper garfish, with its single bone and rather alarming ability to glow, for a taste of our prehistoric past.
This large species of Garfish is very aptly named the Hound fish by the Bermudians, as they may incessantly be seen like a pack of hounds in chase of large schools of fry, which in their hurry and alarm jump out of the water skipping and scudding before their pursuers in a rolling mass over the smooth surface.
With the support of his mother, Terri, and sister, Bindi, the eight-year-old stepped into the crocodile pen armed with a bucket of garfish.