Belone vulgaris
Garfish Gar"fish`, n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); -- called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus {Tylosurus}, of which one species ({T. marinus}) is common on the Atlantic coast. {T. Caribb[ae]us}, a very large species, and {T. crassus}, are more southern; -- called also {needlefish}. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species. [1913 Webster]

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  • gar-fish — n. Greenbone, horn fish, sea needle, gar pike, sea pike, long nose, gore bill, sword fish, mackerel guide, snook (Esox belone or Belone vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • horn-fish — n. Greenbone, sea needle, gar pike, gar fish, sea pike, long nose, gore bill, sword fish, mackerel guide, horn pike (Esox belone or Belone vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea-needle — n. Gar fish, snook, greenbone, garpike, snacot, sea pike, long nose, gore bill, sword fish, mackerel guide (Esox belone or Belone vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • snook — n. Greenbone, gar fish, gar pike, snacot, sea pike, sea needle, long nose, gore bill, sword fish, mackerel guide (Esox belone or Belone vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sword-fish — n. Gar fish, horn fish, sea needle, gar pike, sea pike, long nose, gore bill, snook, mackerel guide (Esox belone or Belone vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gar — Garfish Gar fish , n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garfish — Gar fish , n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gerrick — Garfish Gar fish , n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gorebill — Garfish Gar fish , n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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