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sword·fish

 (sôrd′fĭsh′)
n. pl. swordfish or sword·fish·es
A large marine food and game fish (Xiphias gladius) having a long swordlike extension of the upper jaw.
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swordfish

(ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a large scombroid fish, Xiphias gladius, with a very long upper jaw: valued as a food and game fish: family Xiphiidae
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sword•fish

(ˈsɔrdˌfɪʃ, ˈsoʊrd-)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a large marine food fish, Xiphias gladius, having the upper jaw elongated into a bladelike structure.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swordfish - flesh of swordfish usually served as steaksswordfish - flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
Xiphias gladius, swordfish - large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.swordfish - large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jawswordfish - large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Xiphias, Xiphias - type genus of the Xiphiidae
swordfish - flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
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Translations
mečoun
sværdfisk
miekkakala
espadonpoisson-sabre
sabljarka
メカジキ
황새치
svärdfisk
ปลาทะเลขนาดใหญ่มีขากรรไกรยาวคล้ายกระบี่
cá kiếm

swordfish

[ˈsɔːdfɪʃ] (swordfish (swordfishes (pl))) Npez m espada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

swordfish

[ˈsɔːrdfɪʃ] nespadon mSword of Damocles [ˈdæməkliːz] n (literary)épée f de Damoclès
to have the Sword of Damocles hanging over one's head → avoir l'épée de Damoclès qui vous pend au-dessus de la tête
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

swordfish

[ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ] npesce m spada inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

swordfish

سَيَّافُ البَحْر mečoun sværdfisk Schwertfisch ξιφίας pez espada miekkakala espadon sabljarka pesce spada メカジキ 황새치 zwaardvis sverdfisk miecznik peixe-espada рыба-меч svärdfisk ปลาทะเลขนาดใหญ่มีขากรรไกรยาวคล้ายกระบี่ kılıç balığı cá kiếm 剑鱼
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Nuclear and mitochondria DNA markers for specific identification of istiophorid and xiphiid billfishes.
Abstract--Independent molecular markers based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA were developed to provide positive identification of istiophorid and xiphiid billfishes (marlins, spearfishes, sailfish, and swordfish).