from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A silvery blue fish (Oligoplites saurus) of Atlantic waters, having leathery skin, yellow fins, and five spines on the anal fin.
- n. A fish of the family Balistidae of warm-temperate and tropical waters, including the filefishes and triggerfishes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The larva of some crane flies
- n. Any of several brightly coloured tropical fishes, of the family Balistidae, including the filefish and the triggerfish; leatherfish
- n. Any of several Atlantic fishes, of the genus Oligoplites, that have a leathery skin; leatherjack
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis).
- n. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes.
- n. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales.
- n. The tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several fishes
- n. In botany, same as hickory-eucalyptus.
- n. In botany: In Australia, any one of several other trees, so called from the toughness of their bark; especially the cooper's-wood, Alphitonia excelsa, the coach-wood, Ceratopetalum apetalum, Cryptocarya Meissneri of the laurel family, and Weinmannia rubifolia of the family Cunoniaceæ.
- n. The larva of any one of several species of crane-flies of the family Tipulidæ. It lives underground in pasture-lands and has an especially tough skin.
- n. In Australia, a thin pancake made of flour and water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies
- n. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes
- n. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales
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