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perch

  • noun support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
  • noun a linear measure of 16.5 feet
    pole; rod.

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snapper

  • noun (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    center.
    • the center fumbled the handoff
  • noun flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas

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whiting

  • noun flesh of a cod-like fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
  • noun flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of Atlantic coasts of North America

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maximum

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    upper limit.
  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; level best.
    • he tried his utmost

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filefish

  • noun narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine

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taxonomy

  • noun a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
  • noun (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

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armour

  • noun a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
    armor.
  • noun protective covering made of metal and used in combat
    armor.

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angler

  • noun a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
  • noun a fisherman who uses a hook and line
    troller.

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surffish

  • noun a fish of the Pacific coast of North America
    surf fish; yellowfin croaker; Umbrina roncador.
  • noun small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
    surfperch; surf fish.

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cobia

  • noun large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
    Rachycentron canadum; sergeant fish.

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north_america

  • noun a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
  • noun the nations of the North American continent collectively

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spine

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spinal column; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spur; acantha.

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sphyraena_barracuda

  • noun large (up to 6 ft) greyish-brown barracuda highly regarded as a food and sport fish; may be dangerous to swimmers
    great barracuda.

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cardinalfish

  • noun small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters

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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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stromateid

  • noun small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
    stromateid fish; butterfish.

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culaea

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holocentrus_ascensionis

  • noun bright red fish of West Indies and Bermuda

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sunfish

  • noun the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae
  • noun among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
    mola; headfish; ocean sunfish.

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tiddler

  • noun a young person of either sex
    nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

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grunt

  • noun the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    oink.
  • noun an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    • infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts
    • he went from grunt to chairman in six years

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headfish

  • noun among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
    mola; ocean sunfish; sunfish.

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brackish

  • adjective satellite distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
    • a thin brackish gruel
  • adjective satellite slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    briny.
    • a brackish lagoon
    • the briny deep

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dragonet

  • noun small often brightly colored scaleless marine bottom-dwellers; found in tropical and warm temperate waters of Europe and America

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three-spined_stickleback

  • noun of rivers and coastal regions
    Gasterosteus aculeatus.

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ten-spined_stickleback

  • noun confined to rivers
    Gasterosteus pungitius.

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lefteye

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stromateid_fish

  • noun small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
    stromateid; butterfish.

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ice_age

  • noun any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface
    glacial epoch; glacial period.
    • the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene

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righteyed_flounder

  • noun flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
    righteye flounder.

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sciaenid

  • noun widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
    sciaenid fish.

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photoblepharon_palpebratus

  • noun fish of deep dark waters having a light organ below each eye
    flashlight fish.

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soldierfish

  • noun the larger squirrelfishes
    soldier-fish.

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aulorhynchidae

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silverside

  • noun small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
    silversides.

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plectognath

  • noun tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
    plectognath fish.

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priacanthus_arenatus

  • noun brightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters
    catalufa.

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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boarfish

  • noun fish with large eyes and long snouts
  • noun fish with a projecting snout
    Capros aper.

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sparid

  • noun spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
    sparid fish.

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pomatomus_saltatrix

  • noun bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
    bluefish.

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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taxon

  • noun animal or plant group having natural relations
    taxonomic category; taxonomic group.

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armour_plate

  • noun specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
    armor plating; plate armor; plate armour; armor plate.

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sucking

  • noun the act of sucking
    suck; suction.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    suck.
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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larva

  • noun the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

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sucker

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun a shoot arising from a plant's roots

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sleeper

  • noun a rester who is sleeping
    slumberer.
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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clingfish

  • noun very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc.

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blowfish

  • noun delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
    pufferfish; sea squab; puffer.
  • noun any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
    pufferfish; globefish; puffer.

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squirrelfish

  • noun similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
    pinfish; sailor's-choice; Lagodon rhomboides.
  • noun very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark

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breast

  • noun the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
    chest.
    • he beat his breast in anger
  • noun either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    titty; tit; bosom; knocker; boob.

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bream

  • noun flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
    freshwater bream.
  • noun flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
    sea bream.

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spiny_puffer

  • noun puffers having rigid or erectile spines

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cusk

  • noun the lean flesh of a cod-like fish of North Atlantic waters
  • noun large edible marine fish of northern coastal waters; related to cod
    torsk; Brosme brosme.

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pike

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.
  • noun highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

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sleeper_goby

  • noun tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
    sleeper.

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chaetodipterus_faber

  • noun deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
    angelfish; spadefish.

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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hairtail

  • noun long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
    cutlassfish; frost fish.

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jacksmelt

  • noun a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)
    Atherinopsis californiensis.

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spadefish

  • noun deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
    angelfish; Chaetodipterus faber.

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reef_squirrelfish

  • noun on reefs from Bermuda and Florida to northern South America
    Holocentrus coruscus.

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apeltes

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holibut

  • noun marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
    halibut.

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snailfish

  • noun small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
    seasnail; sea snail; Liparis liparis.

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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crustacean

  • noun any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
  • adjective of or belonging to the class Crustacea
    crustaceous.

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sand

  • noun a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant; George Sand.

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surgeonfish

  • noun brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail

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spiny

  • adjective having spines
    spinous.
    • the dorsal fin is spinous
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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righteye

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bigeye

  • noun red fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales

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angelfish

  • noun a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
  • noun deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
    Chaetodipterus faber; spadefish.

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related

  • adjective being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
    related to.
    • painting and the related arts
    • school-related activities
    • related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces
  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all

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lance

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    shaft; spear.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; spear.

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butterfly_fish

  • noun small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide

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ophiodon_elongatus

  • noun food fish of the northern Pacific related to greenlings
    lingcod.

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surf_fish

  • noun a fish of the Pacific coast of North America
    surffish; yellowfin croaker; Umbrina roncador.
  • noun small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
    surfperch; surffish.

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atherinopsis_californiensis

  • noun a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)
    jacksmelt.

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fish

  • noun any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
    • the shark is a large fish
    • in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish
  • noun the flesh of fish used as food
    • in Japan most fish is eaten raw
    • after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
    • they have a chef who specializes in fish

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poker

  • noun fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    fire hook; stove poker; salamander.
  • noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    poker game.

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authority

  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    potency; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state
  • noun (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
    • the authorities have issued a curfew

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cichlid

  • noun freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
    cichlid fish.

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frogfish

  • noun fish having a frog-like mouth with a lure on the snout

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sucking_fish

  • noun marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
    suckerfish; remora.

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scombroid

  • noun 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
    scombroid fish.

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serranid_fish

  • noun marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
    serranid.

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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blennioid_fish

  • noun elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
    blennioid.

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subspecies

  • noun (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
    race.

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scorpaenoid_fish

  • noun fishes having the head armored with bony plates
    scorpaenoid.

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lophius_americanus

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; allmouth; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; monkfish; goosefish.

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oyster_fish

  • noun a variety of toadfish
    oysterfish; oyster-fish.

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remilegia_australis

  • noun large blue Pacific remora that attaches to whales and dolphins
    whalesucker; whale sucker.

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spiny-finned_fish

  • noun a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
    acanthopterygian.

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lotte

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    Lophius Americanus; allmouth; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; monkfish; goosefish.

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mojarra

  • noun small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters

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sharksucker

  • noun remoras found attached to sharks
    Echeneis naucrates.

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eel

  • noun the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
  • noun voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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opsanus_tau

  • noun bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
    toadfish.

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batfish

  • noun bottom-dweller of warm western Atlantic coastal waters having a flattened scaleless body that crawls about on fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins

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asia

  • noun the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • noun the nations of the Asian continent collectively

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stargazer

  • noun someone indifferent to the busy world
    lotus-eater.
    • in the Odyssey Homer tells of lotus-eaters who live in dreamy indolence
  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    astronomer; uranologist.

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flounder

  • noun flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
  • noun any of various European and non-European marine flatfish

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frost_fish

  • noun long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
    hairtail; cutlassfish.

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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rachycentron_canadum

  • noun large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
    sergeant fish; cobia.

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monkfish

  • noun flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; allmouth; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; goosefish.

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archerfish

  • noun any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia
    Toxotes jaculatrix.

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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europe

  • noun the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
  • noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
    European Community; EC; European Economic Community; Common Market; EU; European Union; EEC.
    • he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union

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silversides

  • noun small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
    silverside.
  • noun the common North American shiner
    Notropis cornutus; common shiner.

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holocentrus_coruscus

  • noun on reefs from Bermuda and Florida to northern South America
    reef squirrelfish.

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bass

  • noun the lowest part of the musical range
  • noun the lowest part in polyphonic music
    bass part.

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butterfish

  • noun any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin
  • noun small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
    stromateid; stromateid fish.

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toxotes_jaculatrix

  • noun any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia
    archerfish.

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scorpaenid

  • noun any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
    scorpaenid fish.

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scombroid_fish

  • noun 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
    scombroid.

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flashlight_fish

  • noun fish of deep dark waters having a light organ below each eye
    Photoblepharon palpebratus.
  • noun fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; of warm waters of the western Pacific and Puerto Rico
    anomalops.

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dory

  • noun a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
    rowboat; dinghy.
  • noun pike-like freshwater perches
    walleyed pike; walleye; jack salmon; Stizostedion vitreum.

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capros_aper

  • noun fish with a projecting snout
    boarfish.

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allmouth

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; monkfish; goosefish.

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behaviour

  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behavior.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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pearl-fish

  • noun found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
    pearlfish.

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boxfish

  • noun any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates
    trunkfish.

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cyclopterus_lumpus

  • noun clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
    lumpfish.

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carangid

  • noun a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
    carangid fish.
  • adjective of or relating to fish of the family Carangidae

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sargassum_fish

  • noun small fantastically formed and colored fishes found among masses of sargassum

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mahimahi

  • noun the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)
    dolphinfish.
  • noun large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
    dolphinfish; dolphin.

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worm_fish

  • noun poorly known family of small tropical shallow-water fishes related to gobies

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mullet

  • noun highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
    grey mullet; gray mullet.
  • noun freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
    grey mullet; gray mullet.

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carangid_fish

  • noun a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
    carangid.

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gasterosteus_aculeatus

  • noun of rivers and coastal regions
    three-spined stickleback.

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flathead

  • noun food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards
  • noun pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout

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centrarchid

  • noun small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
    sunfish.

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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parrotfish

  • noun gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
    pollyfish; polly fish.

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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sharpling

(Zoöl.) A stickleback. Prov. Eng.

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launce

  • noun very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
    sand lance; sand eel; sand launce.

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grey_mullet

  • noun highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
    mullet; gray mullet.
  • noun freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
    mullet; gray mullet.

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snail

  • noun freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
  • noun edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
    escargot.

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sciaenid_fish

  • noun widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
    sciaenid.

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sand_lance

  • noun very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
    launce; sand eel; sand launce.

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secretion

  • noun the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
    secernment.
  • noun a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

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length

  • noun the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
    • the length of the table was 5 feet
  • noun continuance in time
    duration.
    • the ceremony was of short duration
    • he complained about the length of time required

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ten

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
    10; decade; tenner; X.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face
    ten-spot.

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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genus

  • noun a general kind of something
    • ignore the genus communism
  • noun (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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sand_stargazer

  • noun small pallid fishes of shoal tropical waters of North America and South America having eyes on stalks atop head; they burrow in sand to await prey

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sand_eel

  • noun very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
    launce; sand lance; sand launce.

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puffer

  • noun delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
    pufferfish; sea squab; blowfish.
  • noun any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
    pufferfish; globefish; blowfish.

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flying_robin

  • noun tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
    flying gurnard; butterflyfish.

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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presence

  • noun the state of being present; current existence
    • he tested for the presence of radon
  • noun the immediate proximity of someone or something
    front.
    • she blushed in his presence
    • he sensed the presence of danger
    • he was well behaved in front of company

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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triggerfish

  • noun any of numerous compressed deep-bodied tropical fishes with sandpapery skin and erectile spines in the first dorsal fin

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fresh_water

  • noun water that is not salty
    freshwater.

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pearlfish

  • noun found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
    pearl-fish.

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sergeant

  • noun any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal
  • noun a lawman with the rank of sergeant
    police sergeant.

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female

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
    female person.

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gurnard

  • noun bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom

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sea_poker

  • noun small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
    poacher; sea poacher.

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sculpin

  • noun any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths

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lefteyed_flounder

  • noun flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
    lefteye flounder.

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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nest

  • noun a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • noun a kind of gun emplacement
    • a machine-gun nest
    • a nest of snipers

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lumpfish

  • noun clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
    Cyclopterus lumpus.

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unusual

  • adjective not usual or common or ordinary
    • a scene of unusual beauty
    • a man of unusual ability
    • cruel and unusual punishment
    • an unusual meteorite
  • adjective being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
    strange.
    • a strange exaltation that was indefinable
    • a strange fantastical mind
    • what a strange sense of humor she has

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fishbase

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serranid

  • noun marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
    serranid fish.

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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percoidean

  • noun any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
    percoid fish; percoid.

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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great_barracuda

  • noun large (up to 6 ft) greyish-brown barracuda highly regarded as a food and sport fish; may be dangerous to swimmers
    Sphyraena barracuda.

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lefteye_flounder

  • noun flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
    lefteyed flounder.

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dorsal_fin

  • noun unpaired median fin on the backs of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates that help to maintain balance

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pearl

  • noun a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    ivory; off-white; bone.

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spinachia

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goosefish

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; allmouth; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; monkfish.

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toadfish

  • noun bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
    Opsanus tau.

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holocentrus_bullisi

  • noun a squirrelfish found from South Carolina to Bermuda and Gulf of Mexico
    deepwater squirrelfish.

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catalufa

  • noun brightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters
    Priacanthus arenatus.

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lingcod

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish caught off the Pacific coast of the United States
  • noun food fish of the northern Pacific related to greenlings
    Ophiodon elongatus.

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gasterosteus_aculeatus

  • noun of rivers and coastal regions
    three-spined stickleback.

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blanquillo

  • noun important marine food fishes
    tilefish.

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gudgeon

  • noun small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
    goby.
  • noun small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers
    Gobio gobio.

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dolphin

  • noun large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
    mahimahi; dolphinfish.
  • noun any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises

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chub

  • noun European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
    Leuciscus cephalus.

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sea_chub

  • noun schooling fishes mostly of Indian and western Pacific oceans; two species in western Atlantic

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ocean_sunfish

  • noun among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
    mola; headfish; sunfish.

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seahorse

  • noun either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
    walrus; sea horse.
  • noun small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
    sea horse.

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trunkfish

  • noun any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates
    boxfish.

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frost

  • noun ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
    hoarfrost; hoar; rime.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    freeze.

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oyster-fish

  • noun a variety of toadfish
    oysterfish; oyster fish.

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pungitius

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whale_sucker

  • noun large blue Pacific remora that attaches to whales and dolphins
    whalesucker; Remilegia australis.

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sea_bream

  • noun flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
    bream.
  • noun any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
    bream.

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flying_gurnard

  • noun tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
    flying robin; butterflyfish.

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banstickle

(Zoöl.) A small fish, the three-spined stickleback.

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tonguefish

  • noun left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value
    tongue-fish.

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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reef

  • noun a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
    Rand; Witwatersrand.

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acanthopterygian

  • noun a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
    spiny-finned fish.

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polly_fish

  • noun gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
    pollyfish; parrotfish.

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deepwater

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gasterosteus

  • noun type genus of the family Gasterosteidae
    genus gasterosteus.

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scorpaenoid

  • noun fishes having the head armored with bony plates
    scorpaenoid fish.

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pol

  • noun a person active in party politics
    political leader; politician; politico.

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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remora

  • noun marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
    suckerfish; sucking fish.

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isolated

  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs
  • verb place or set apart
    isolate; insulate.
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates

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grey

  • noun any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
    gray.
    • the Confederate army was a vast grey
  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Zane Grey.

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anglerfish

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; allmouth; angler; angler fish; monkfish; goosefish.

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damselfish

  • noun small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
    demoiselle.

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tongue-fish

  • noun left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value
    tonguefish.

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demoiselle

  • noun a young unmarried woman
    damoiselle; damosel; damsel; damozel.
  • noun small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
    damselfish.

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sole

  • noun the underside of footwear or a golf club
  • noun lean flesh of any of several flatfish
    fillet of sole.

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goby

  • noun small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
    gudgeon.

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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similar

  • adjective marked by correspondence or resemblance
    • similar food at similar prices
    • problems similar to mine
    • they wore similar coats
  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    alike; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste

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robin

  • noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
    robin redbreast; Erithacus rubecola; Old World robin; redbreast.
  • noun large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
    American robin; Turdus migratorius.

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gempylid

  • noun snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels; found worldwide

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john_dory

  • noun European dory
    Zeus faber.

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pufferfish

  • noun delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
    sea squab; blowfish; puffer.
  • noun any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
    globefish; puffer; blowfish.

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suckerfish

  • noun marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
    remora; sucking fish.

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percoid

  • noun any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
    percoid fish; percoidean.

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sea_poacher

  • noun small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
    poacher; sea poker.

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pipefish

  • noun fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
    needlefish.

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tripletail

  • noun large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail

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cutlassfish

  • noun long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
    hairtail; frost fish.

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cusk-eel

  • noun elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes

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whalesucker

  • noun large blue Pacific remora that attaches to whales and dolphins
    whale sucker; Remilegia australis.

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sand_launce

  • noun very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
    launce; sand lance; sand eel.

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sargassum

  • noun brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea
    gulfweed; Sargassum bacciferum; sargasso.

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liparis_liparis

  • noun small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
    seasnail; sea snail; snailfish.

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tittlebat

(Zoöl.) The three-spined stickleback. Prov. Eng.

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plectognath_fish

  • noun tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
    plectognath.

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threadfin

  • noun mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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mola

  • noun among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
    headfish; ocean sunfish; sunfish.

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ocean

  • noun a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    sea.

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species

  • noun (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  • noun a specific kind of something
    • a species of molecule
    • a species of villainy

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butterflyfish

  • noun tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
    flying gurnard; flying robin.

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anomalops

  • noun fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; of warm waters of the western Pacific and Puerto Rico
    flashlight fish.

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pollyfish

  • noun gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
    parrotfish; polly fish.

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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soldier-fish

  • noun the larger squirrelfishes
    soldierfish.

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righteye_flounder

  • noun flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
    righteyed flounder.

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wrasse

  • noun chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored

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prickleback

  • noun small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines
  • noun small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research
    stickleback.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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angler_fish

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; allmouth; anglerfish; angler; monkfish; goosefish.

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stickleback

  • noun small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research
    prickleback.

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snout

  • noun a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    neb.
  • noun informal terms for the nose
    snoot; hooter; nozzle; schnoz; beak; schnozzle; honker.

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sandfish

  • noun either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
  • noun fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
    beaked salmon; Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus.

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kidney

  • noun either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
    • urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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burnstickle

(Zoöl.) A stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).

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inch

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    in.
  • noun a unit of measurement for advertising space
    column inch.

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jawfish

  • noun small large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottoms; males brood egg balls in their mouths; popular aquarium fishes

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sergeant_fish

  • noun large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
    Rachycentron canadum; cobia.

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sparid_fish

  • noun spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
    sparid.

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revision

  • noun the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
    alteration.
    • it would require a drastic revision of his opinion
  • noun the act of rewriting something
    rescript; revisal; revise.

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butterfly

  • noun diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  • noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
    butterfly stroke.

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surfperch

  • noun small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
    surffish; surf fish.

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lopholatilus_chamaeleonticeps

  • noun yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
    tilefish.

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scorpaenid_fish

  • noun any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
    scorpaenid.

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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aculeatus

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sea_snail

  • noun small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
    seasnail; snailfish; Liparis liparis.

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cichlid_fish

  • noun freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
    cichlid.

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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weed

  • noun any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  • noun a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    mourning band.

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deepwater_squirrelfish

  • noun a squirrelfish found from South Carolina to Bermuda and Gulf of Mexico
    Holocentrus bullisi.

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blennioid

  • noun elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
    blennioid fish.

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insect

  • noun small air-breathing arthropod
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; worm; louse.

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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gasterosteus_pungitius

  • noun confined to rivers
    ten-spined stickleback.

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seasnail

  • noun small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
    sea snail; snailfish; Liparis liparis.
  • noun any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids

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dolphinfish

  • noun the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)
    mahimahi.
  • noun large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
    mahimahi; dolphin.

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whale

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    giant; heavyweight; hulk.
  • noun any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head

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america

  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; U.S.; United States; US; United States of America.
  • noun North America and South America and Central America

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barracuda

  • noun any voracious marine fish of the genus Sphyraena having an elongated cylindrical body and large mouth with projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth

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oyster

  • noun marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
  • noun edible body of any of numerous oysters
    huitre.

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dorsal

  • adjective belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part
    • the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals
  • adjective facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
    abaxial.
    • the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem

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globefish

  • noun any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
    pufferfish; puffer; blowfish.

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bluefish

  • noun bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
    Pomatomus saltatrix.
  • noun fatty bluish flesh of bluefish

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zeus_faber

  • noun European dory
    John Dory.

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surf

  • noun waves breaking on the shore
    breaker; breakers.
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surfboard.
    • Californians love to surf

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gray_mullet

  • noun highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
    grey mullet; mullet.
  • noun freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
    grey mullet; mullet.

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echeneis_naucrates

  • noun remoras found attached to sharks
    sharksucker.

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mating

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    coupling; union; sexual union; pairing; conjugation.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • verb engage in sexual intercourse
    pair; couple; mate; copulate.
    • Birds mate in the Spring

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age

  • noun how long something has existed
    • it was replaced because of its age
  • noun an era of history having some distinctive feature
    historic period.
    • we live in a litigious age

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oysterfish

  • noun a variety of toadfish
    oyster fish; oyster-fish.

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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flatfish

  • noun sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
  • noun any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side

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poacher

  • noun someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
  • noun a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)

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halibut

  • noun lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
  • noun marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
    holibut.

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north

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    northward; due north; N.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

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fresh

  • adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
    • fresh bread
    • a fresh scent
    • fresh lettuce
  • adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    • a fresh start
    • fresh ideas

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egg

  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    eggs.

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tilefish

  • noun important marine food fishes
    blanquillo.
  • noun yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
    Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps.

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percoid_fish

  • noun any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
    percoidean; percoid.

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