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cut·lass·fish

 (kŭt′ləs-fĭsh′)
n. pl. cutlassfish or cut·lass·fish·es
Any of several marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus and other genera of the family Trichiuridae, having a long, ribbonlike body and sharp teeth.
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Noun1.cutlassfish - long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teethcutlassfish - long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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