from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Polynemidae, having threadlike rays extending from the lower part of the pectoral fin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any fish of the genus Polynemus: so called from the long pectoral filaments. See cut under Polynemus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of fishes belonging to Polynemus and allied genera. They have numerous long pectoral filaments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of many perciform fish of the family Polynemidae

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays


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