Exocoetidae

plural noun

Exo·​coe·​ti·​dae
: a family (order Synentognathi) of marine fishes that are closely related to the half-beaks and include all the true flying fishes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Exocoetus, type genus (from Latin, fish that sleeps on the shore, from Greek exōkoitos, from exō outside + koitos resting place, bed, from keist to lie) + -idae

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“Exocoetidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Exocoetidae. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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