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p·ilot·fish

or pilot fish (pī′lət-fĭsh′)
n. pl. pilotfish or pi·lot·fish·es or pilot fish or pilot fish·es
A marine carangid fish (Naucrates ductor) that often swims in company with sharks and other large fishes and with sea turtles.
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pi•lot•fish

(ˈpaɪ lətˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a small, marine fish, Naucrates ductor, often swimming with sharks or alongside boats.
[1625–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilotfish - small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantaspilotfish - small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas
carangid, carangid fish - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
genus Naucrates, Naucrates - a genus of Carangidae
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