drepane

noun drep·a·ne \ˈdrepə(ˌ)nē\

Definition of drepane

  1. 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. 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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