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n. pl. ratfish or rat·fish·es
A chimaera (Hydrolagus colliei) of eastern Pacific waters, having a large head, a long narrow tail, and triangular pectoral fins.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) another name for rabbitfish1
2. (Animals) a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the North Pacific Ocean, which has a long narrow tail
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a spotted chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail.
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