drep·​a·​ne | \ ˈdrepə(ˌ)nē \

Definition of drepane

1 capitalized : a genus (coextensive with a family Drepanidae) of compressed percoid food fishes comprising a single species (D. punctata) and having a protrusible mouth that when extended forms a tubular downward projection
2 plural -s : any fish of the genus Drepane

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History and Etymology for drepane

New Latin, from Greek drepanē sickle; probably from the shape of its pectoral fins

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“Drepane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drepane. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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