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  • n. A swordfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of fishes comprising the common swordfish.
  • n.
  • n. The constellation Dorado.
  • n. A comet shaped like a sword.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Xiphiidæ, now restricted to swordfishes without teeth or ventral fins, and thus exclusive of the sailfishes and spear-fishes (Histiophorus and Tetrapturus).
  • n. In astronomy:
  • n. A constellation made by Petrus Theodori in the fifteenth century, in the south pole of the ecliptic, and now named Dorado.
  • n. [lowercase] In older authors, a sword-shaped comet.

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

  • n. type genus of the Xiphiidae

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From Latin xiphias. (Wiktionary)

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