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n. pl. paddlefish or pad·dle·fish·es
Either of two fishes of the family Polyodontidae that have a long paddle-shaped snout, Psephurus gladius of the Yangtze River or Polyodon spathula of the Mississippi River basin, whose roe is used for caviar. Also called spoonbill.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a primitive bony fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River, having a long paddle-like projection to the snout: family Polyodontidae
2. (Animals) a similar and related Chinese fish, Psephurus gladius, of the Yangtze River
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n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a large fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River and its larger tributaries, having a long, flat, paddlelike snout.
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