tenpounder
noun Date: 1699 ladyfish 2

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  • tenpounder — [ten′poun΄dər] n. any of a family (Elopidae, order Elopiformes) of marine or freshwater bony fishes, including the ladyfish and machete …   English World dictionary

  • tenpounder — /ten pown deuhr/, n. 1. ladyfish. 2. the machete, Elops affinis, a common food fish of warm seas. [1685 95; ten pound(s) + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tenpounder — noun The ladyfish …   Wiktionary

  • tenpounder — ten·pound·er …   English syllables

  • tenpounder — noun game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller • Syn: ↑ladyfish, ↑Elops saurus • Hypernyms: ↑tarpon, ↑Tarpon atlanticus • Member Holonyms: ↑Elops, ↑genus Elops …   Useful english dictionary

  • African tenpounder — afrikinis tarpūnas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Elops lacerta angl. African bony fish; African tenpounder rus. африканская большеглазая сельдь; африканский элопс ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Elopidae — The Spanish hogfish ( Bodianus rufus ) is also sometimes known as ladyfish . Taxobox name = Ladyfishes and tenpounders fossil range = fossilrange|55|0 Early Eocene to Present [cite journal last = Sepkoski first = Jack authorlink = coauthors =… …   Wikipedia

  • Elops machnata — Taxobox name = Tenpounder image width = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Elopiformes familia = Elopidae genus = Elops binomial = Elops machnata binomial authority = Forsskål, 1775The tenpounder, Elops machnata …   Wikipedia

  • ladyfish — /lay dee fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) ladyfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) ladyfishes. a game fish, Elops saurus, of warm seas, closely related to but smaller than the tarpon. Also called tenpounder. [1705 15; LADY +… …   Universalium

  • Elops — noun type genus of the Elopidae: tenpounder • Syn: ↑genus Elops • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Elopidae, ↑family Elopidae • Mem …   Useful english dictionary

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