Swordfish sucker
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 — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Remora brachyptera — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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