Swordfish
Swordfish Sword"fish`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very large oceanic fish ({Xiphias gladius}), the only representative of the family {Xiphiid[ae]}. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long. (b) The gar pike. (c) The cutlass fish. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) A southern constellation. See {Dorado}, 1. [1913 Webster]

{Swordfish sucker} (Zo["o]l.), a remora ({Remora brachyptera}) which attaches itself to the swordfish. [1913 Webster]


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  • swordfish — [sôrdfish΄] n. pl. swordfish a large, marine, food and game fish (Xiphias gladius) that is the only species of a family (Xiphiidae) of percoid fishes, having a sail like dorsal fin and a long, flat, swordlike upper jawbone …   English World dictionary

  • swordfish — c.1400, from SWORD (Cf. sword) + FISH (Cf. fish) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • swordfish — ► NOUN ▪ a large marine fish with a streamlined body and a long sword like snout …   English terms dictionary

  • Swordfish — Taxobox name = Swordfish fossil range = Early Oligocene to Present [cite journal last = Sepkoski first = Jack authorlink = coauthors = title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology volume = 364… …   Wikipedia

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  • swordfish — /sawrd fish , sohrd /, n., pl. swordfishes, (esp. collectively) swordfish for 1. 1. a large, marine food fish, Xiphias gladius, having the upper jaw elongated into a swordlike structure. 2. (cap.) Astron. the constellation Dorado. [1350 1400; ME; …   Universalium

  • swordfish — [[t]sɔ͟ː(r)dfɪʃ[/t]] N VAR (swordfish is both the singular and the plural form.) A swordfish is a large sea fish with a very long upper jaw. N UNCOUNT Swordfish is this fish eaten as food. ...grilled swordfish with a yogurt dressing …   English dictionary

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