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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Origin and Etymology of drepane
New Latin, from Greek drepanē sickle; probably from the shape of its pectoral fins
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