guitarfish
guitarfish gui*tar"fish` n. A primitive tropical bottom-dwelling ray of the family {Rhinobatidae} with a guitar-shaped body. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • guitarfish — ☆ guitarfish [gi tär′fish΄ ] n. pl. guitarfish or guitarfishes (see FISH) [< its shape] any of an order (Rhinobatiformes) of cartilaginous fishes with a long, narrow sharklike tail and a broad raylike body …   English World dictionary

  • Guitarfish — Taxobox name = Guitarfishes image width = 250px image caption = Shovelnose guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Rajiformes familia = Rhinobatidae familia… …   Wikipedia

  • guitarfish — /gi tahr fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) guitarfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) guitarfishes. any sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, of warm seas, resembling a guitar in shape. [1900 05; GUITAR + FISH] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • guitarfish — noun Date: circa 1900 any of several viviparous rays (family Rhinobatidae) somewhat like a guitar in shape viewed from above …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guitarfish — noun Any of the fish in the Rhinobatidae family of rays …   Wiktionary

  • guitarfish — noun (plural same or guitarfishes) a fish related to the rays, with a guitar like body shape. [Rhinobatus rhinobatus and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • guitarfish — gui·tar·fish …   English syllables

  • guitarfish — gui•tar•fish [[t]gɪˈtɑrˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, of warm seas, resembling a guitar in shape when seen from above • Etymology: 1900–1905 …   From formal English to slang

  • guitarfish — noun primitive tropical bottom dwelling ray with a guitar shaped body • Hypernyms: ↑ray • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhinobatidae, ↑family Rhinobatidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bowmouth guitarfish — Taxobox name = Bowmouth guitarfish status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = unknown image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Rajiformes familia = Rhinobatidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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