alligator fish


Definition of alligator fish

: a sea poacher (as Podothecus acipenserinus) of the Pacific coast of North America

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First Known Use of alligator fish

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alligator fish

so called from its covering of bony plates

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“Alligator fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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