Spadefish
Spadefish Spade"fish` (sp[=a]d"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zo["o]l.) An American market fish ({Ch[ae]todipterus faber}) common on the southern coasts; -- called also {angel fish}, {moonfish}, and {porgy}. [1913 Webster]

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  • spadefish — [spād′fish΄] n. pl. spadefish or spadefishes (see FISH) 1. any of a family (Ephippidae) of edible, disk shaped percoid fishes of the Atlantic and Pacific, having sharp spined fins 2. PADDLEFISH …   English World dictionary

  • spadefish — /spayd fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) spadefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) spadefishes. a deep bodied marine fish of the genus Chaetodipterus, esp. C. faber, of Atlantic coastal waters of North America. [1695 1705;… …   Universalium

  • spadefish — pikžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ephippus orbis angl. butterfly fish; spadefish rus. рыба пик; эфипп ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pikžuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • spadefish — amerikinis irklanosis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Polyodon spathula angl. paddlefish; spadefish rus. веслонос ryšiai: platesnis terminas – amerikiniai irklanosiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • spadefish — šiukšliaėdis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Scatophagus argus angl. argus fish; spadefish; spotted butterfish; spotted scaty rus. обыкновенный аргус ryšiai: platesnis terminas – šiukšliaėdžiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • spadefish — noun Date: 1704 a laterally compressed bony fish (Chaetodipterus faber of the family Ephippidae) that resembles the angelfishes and is found in the warmer parts of the western Atlantic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spadefish — noun Any of several marine fish of the family Ephippidae …   Wiktionary

  • spadefish — spade•fish [[t]ˈspeɪdˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich a deep bodied marine fish of the genus Chaetodipterus, of Atlantic coastal waters of North America • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • spadefish — noun deep bodied disk shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters • Syn: ↑angelfish, ↑Chaetodipterus faber • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Spadefish (SS-411) — USS Spadefish (SS 411), a Balao class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the spadefish, a spiny finned fish found in coastal waters of the western Atlantic from Cuba to Cape Cod. Although she was commissioned… …   Wikipedia

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