alligatorfish
alligatorfish alligatorfish n. 1. 1 small very elongate sea poachers.

Syn: Aspidophoroides monopterygius [WordNet 1.5]


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  • alligatorfish — /al i gay teuhr fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) alligatorfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) alligatorfishes. 1. a slender marine fish, Aspidophoroides monopterygius, of Atlantic seas, having overlapping plates covering the …   Universalium

  • alligatorfish — noun small very elongate sea poachers • Syn: ↑Aspidophoroides monopterygius • Hypernyms: ↑poacher, ↑sea poacher, ↑sea poker • Member Holonyms: ↑Aspidophoroides, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poacher (fish) — Taxobox name = Poachers image width = 240px image caption = Alligatorfish ( Aspidophoroides monopterygius ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Scorpaeniformes familia = Agonidae subdivision ranks = Genera… …   Wikipedia

  • List of fish common names — This is a list of fish common names. While some common names refer to a single species or family, others have been used for a confusing variety of different types; the articles listed here should explain the possibilities if the name is ambiguous …   Wikipedia

  • Aspidophoroides — noun alligatorfishes • Syn: ↑genus Aspidophoroides • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Agonidae, ↑family Agonidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aspidophoroides monopterygius — noun small very elongate sea poachers • Syn: ↑alligatorfish • Hypernyms: ↑poacher, ↑sea poacher, ↑sea poker • Member Holonyms: ↑Aspidophoroides, ↑genus Aspidophoroides …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Aspidophoroides — noun alligatorfishes • Syn: ↑Aspidophoroides • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Agonidae, ↑family Agonidae • Member Meronyms: ↑a …   Useful english dictionary

  • poacher — noun 1. someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another • Derivationally related forms: ↑poach • Hypernyms: ↑appropriator 2. a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs) • Derivationally related forms: ↑poach …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea poacher — noun small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters • Syn: ↑poacher, ↑sea poker • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Hyponyms: ↑pogge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea poker — noun small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters • Syn: ↑poacher, ↑sea poacher • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Hyponyms: ↑pogge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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