tanglefish
Needlefish Nee"dle*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European great pipefish ({Siphostoma acus} or {Syngnathus acus}); -- called also {earl}, and {tanglefish}. (b) The garfish. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tanglefish — Tan gle*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The sea adder, or great pipefish of Europe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tanglefish — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: tangle (IV) + fish; from its lean slender shape : a pipefish (Syngnathus acus) of Europe …   Useful english dictionary

  • bismore — Sea adder Sea ad der (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European fifteen spined stickleback ({Gasterosteus spinachia}); called also {bismore}. (b) The European tanglefish, or pipefish ({Syngnathus acus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earl — Needlefish Nee dle*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European great pipefish ({Siphostoma acus} or {Syngnathus acus}); called also {earl}, and {tanglefish}. (b) The garfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gasterosteus spinachia — Sea adder Sea ad der (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European fifteen spined stickleback ({Gasterosteus spinachia}); called also {bismore}. (b) The European tanglefish, or pipefish ({Syngnathus acus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needlefish — Nee dle*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European great pipefish ({Siphostoma acus} or {Syngnathus acus}); called also {earl}, and {tanglefish}. (b) The garfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea adder — Sea ad der (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European fifteen spined stickleback ({Gasterosteus spinachia}); called also {bismore}. (b) The European tanglefish, or pipefish ({Syngnathus acus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siphostoma acus — Needlefish Nee dle*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European great pipefish ({Siphostoma acus} or {Syngnathus acus}); called also {earl}, and {tanglefish}. (b) The garfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syngnathus acus — Sea adder Sea ad der (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European fifteen spined stickleback ({Gasterosteus spinachia}); called also {bismore}. (b) The European tanglefish, or pipefish ({Syngnathus acus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syngnathus acus — Needlefish Nee dle*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European great pipefish ({Siphostoma acus} or {Syngnathus acus}); called also {earl}, and {tanglefish}. (b) The garfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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