Embiotocoid
Embiotocoid Em`bi*ot"o*coid, a. [NL. Embiotoca, the name of one genus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Belonging to, or resembling, the {Embiotocid[ae]}. -- n. One of a family of fishes ({Embiotocid[ae]}) abundant on the coast of California, remarkable for being viviparous; -- also called {surf fish} and {viviparous fish}. See Illust. in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • surf fish — Embiotocoid Em bi*ot o*coid, a. [NL. Embiotoca, the name of one genus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Belonging to, or resembling, the {Embiotocid[ae]}. n. One of a family of fishes ({Embiotocid[ae]}) abundant on the coast of California, remarkable for being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viviparous fish — Embiotocoid Em bi*ot o*coid, a. [NL. Embiotoca, the name of one genus + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Belonging to, or resembling, the {Embiotocid[ae]}. n. One of a family of fishes ({Embiotocid[ae]}) abundant on the coast of California, remarkable for being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mactra solidissima — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oidemia percpicillata — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spisula solidissima — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf — Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf bird — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf clam — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf duck — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surf fish — Surf Surf, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] {Surf bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a ploverlike bird of the genus {Aphriza}, allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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