cutlass fish

noun
variants: or cutlassfish
plural cutlass fishes or cutlassfish or cutlassfishes

Definition of cutlass fish

: any of a family (Trichiuridae) of eellike fish of warm seas especially : a silvery fish (Trichiurus lepturus) with an elongate body tapering to a hairlike filament and lacking caudal and pelvic fins

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“Cutlass fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutlass%20fish. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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