dealfish

noun

deal·​fish ˈdēl-ˌfish How to pronounce dealfish (audio)
: any of several silvery ribbonfishes (genus Trachipterus, especially T. arcticus) inhabiting deep seas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mediterranean dealfish: The species swims vertically and lets its nonfunctional tail fin drift behind. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 8 June 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dealfish was in 1845

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“Dealfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dealfish. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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