plural noun

: a small order of chiefly tropical marine fishes (such as the bellows fishes, shrimpfishes, and cornetfishes) that are of varied and sometimes bizarre form but all have the small mouth at the end of a drawn-out tubular snout compare thoracostei

Word History


New Latin, from solen- + Greek ichthyes, plural of ichthys fish

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“Solenichthyes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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