lookdown
lookdown look"down`, look-down look"-down`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A fish ({Selene vomer}) similar to the moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead; it was also called moonfish at one time.

Syn: {Selene vomer}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Lookdown — Taxobox name = Lookdown |150px image caption = A lookdown taken at the Birch Aquarium in San Diego, California. status= status system=iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 23 February 2008. ]… …   Wikipedia

  • lookdown — atlantinė mėnulinė stauridė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Selene vomer angl. Atlantic lookdown; dollarfish; horsehead; lookdown; moonfish rus. селена ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mėnulinės stauridės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lookdown — noun similar to moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead • Syn: ↑lookdown fish, ↑Selene vomer • Hypernyms: ↑moonfish, ↑Atlantic moonfish, ↑horsefish, ↑horsehead, ↑horse head, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lookdown — Moonfish Moon fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An American marine fish ({Vomer setipennis}); called also {bluntnosed shiner}, {horsefish}, and {sunfish}. (b) A broad, thin, silvery marine fish ({Selene vomer}); called also {lookdown}, and {silver… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lookdown — /ˈlʊkdaʊn/ (say lookdown) noun a lookout, especially one from an escarpment where one looks down into a valley …   Australian English dictionary

  • lookdown — noun Date: circa 1882 a silvery carangid fish (Selene vomer) chiefly of the Atlantic having a laterally compressed deep body and steeply sloping facial profile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lookdown — /look down /, n. a silvery carangid fish of the genus Selene, of the Atlantic Ocean, having a compressed body and eyes placed high on the truncated forehead. [1880 85, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase look down] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lookdown (disambiguation) — Although the word lookdown usually refers to a single species of fish, Selene vomer , there are several other species whose common names also contain the phrase lookdown . These include: *The African lookdown, Selene dorsalis * Selene brevoortii …   Wikipedia

  • lookdown fish — noun similar to moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead • Syn: ↑lookdown, ↑Selene vomer • Hypernyms: ↑moonfish, ↑Atlantic moonfish, ↑horsefish, ↑horsehead, ↑horse head, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lookdown fish — n. silvery carangid fish with a condensed body and eyes located on the top of its truncated forehead …   English contemporary dictionary

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