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n. pl. sawfish or saw·fish·es
Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes of the family Pristidae, having a sharklike body and a long thin snout with teeth along both sides.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any large, sharklike ray of the genus Pristis, living along tropical coasts and lowland rivers, with a bladelike snout edged with strong teeth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sawfish - primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snoutsawfish - primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
family Pristidae, Pristidae - large primitive rays with elongated snouts
Pristis pectinatus, smalltooth sawfish - commonly found in tropical bays and estuaries; not aggressive


[ˈsɔːfɪʃ] N (sawfish or sawfishes (pl)) → pez m sierra
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