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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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Large numbers of jawbones and some other skeletal elements of garfishes (Hemiramphidae) were recovered at Quadrant.
The beloniform family Hemiramphidae (garfishes or halfbeaks) are small to medium-size surface-dwelling marine, estuarine, and freshwater fishes.