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n. pl. garfish or gar·fish·es
2. See gar1.

[Middle English : gare, spear (from Old English gār) + fish, fish; see fish.]
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) another name for garpike1
2. (Animals) an elongated European marine teleost fish, Belone belone, with long toothed jaws: related to the flying fishes
3. (Animals) any of various marine or estuarine fish with a long needle-like lower jaw
[Old English gār spear + fish]
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. for kinds or species) gars.
1. Also called garfish , garpike. any long-jawed freshwater ganoid fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America.
[1755–65, Amer.; shortened form of garfish]




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Noun1.garfish - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teethgarfish - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus - type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
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[ˈgɑːˌfɪʃ] N (garfish or garfishes (pl)) → aguja f
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A total of 986 garfish were collected from commercial fisheries, using encircling nets between October 2016 and December 2017 in Sinop, Central Black Sea.
The garfish, gators, wild hogs and redfish grow bigger, faster and stronger than about anywhere, because it is not good to stay small for long when everything is trying to eat you.
Spicara maena maena (Blotched picarel), Trigla lucerna (Tub gurnard), Merlangius merlangius euxinus (Black Sea whiting), Sardinella maderensis (Madeiran sardinella) and Belone belone (Garfish) (Fishbase, 2016).
They never had a boat, so it's been all bank fishing on farm ponds, or bow fishing on sprawling Lake Shelbyville, where he nearly captured a state record for garfish. At age 12!
Their main prey was garfish (pelagic fish) during spring and summer, and Bleniidae and Gobiidae (benthic fish of rocky bottom pools) in autumn.
reported the effects of prawn-shell chitosan on surimi prepared by barred garfish (Hemiramphus far) [59].
Gwent and District SAC members caught a lot more fish during their roving competition; but they weren't very big and the five garfish, four plaice and one gurnard caught by winner Craig Maddock only added up to 1.88kg.
[30.] Dalgaard P, Madsen, Samieian HLN, Emborg J (2006) Biogenic amine formation and microbial spoilage in chilled garfish (Belone belone) effect of modified atmosphere packaging and previous frozen storage.
Rapid mechanical and thermal changes in the garfish olfactory nerve associated with a propagated impulse.