black scabbard fish

noun
variants: or black scabbardfish

Definition of black scabbard fish

: an eellike fish (Aphanopus carbo of the family Trichiuridae) of the northern Atlantic Ocean that has a small, forked caudal fin, and thin, delicate, copper-colored skin that turns blackish upon death

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Black scabbard fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20scabbard%20fish. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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