plural noun Exo·coe·ti·dae

Definition of Exocoetidae

  1. :  a family (order Synentognathi) of marine fishes that are closely related to the half-beaks and include all the true flying fishes

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Origin and Etymology of exocoetidae

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 — more at exo-, cemetery

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