ocean sunfish
noun Date: 1629 a large bony fish (Mola mola of the family Molidae, order Tetraodontiformes) having high dorsal and anal fins and a body nearly oval in outline and attaining a length of 10 feet (3 meters) and a weight in excess of 2 tons (1.8 metric tons)

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  • Ocean sunfish — This article is about the ocean sunfish, Mola mola. For other fishes known as sunfish , see Sunfish (disambiguation). Ocean sunfish Sunfish, Nordsøen Oceanarium, Hirtshals, Denmark Conser …   Wikipedia

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  • ocean sunfish — noun among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder like lobe; worldwide in warm waters • Syn: ↑sunfish, ↑mola, ↑headfish • Hypernyms: ↑plectognath,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ocean sunfish — a brown and gray mola, Mola mola, inhabiting tropical and temperate seas, having the posterior half of the body sharply truncated behind the elongated dorsal and anal fins. Also called headfish. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • ocean sunfish — o′cean sun′fish n. ich a large sluggish mola Mola mola[/ex] • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Sunfish — or sun fish may refer to: *Sunfish (sailboat), an International Sunfish Class sailing dinghyIn saltwater fishes: *Ocean sunfish or Mola mola *Opah, family Lampridae; two speciesIn freshwater fishes: * Pygmy sunfish * Centrarchidae, a family of… …   Wikipedia

  • sunfish — [sun′fish΄] n. pl. sunfish or sunfishes (see FISH) ☆ 1. any of a large family (Centrarchidae) of North American, percoid, freshwater fishes, including the bluegill and black bass 2. OCEAN SUNFISH …   English World dictionary

  • sunfish — /sun fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) sunfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) sunfishes. 1. the ocean sunfish, Mola mola. 2. any of various other fishes of the family Molidae. 3. any of several small, brightly colored, spiny… …   Universalium

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