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n. pl. spadefish or spade·fish·es
Any of several marine food and game fishes of the family Ephippidae, especially Chaetodipterus faber of warm western Atlantic coastal waters, having a deep, laterally compressed body with a short snout.
[From its shape.]
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any spiny-finned food fish of the family Ephippidae, esp Chaetodipterus faber of American Atlantic coastal waters, having a deeply compressed body
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a deep-bodied marine fish of the genus Chaetodipterus, of Atlantic coastal waters of North America.
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