lantern fish

noun

Definition of lantern fish

: any of a family (Myctophidae) of small deep-sea bony fishes that have a large mouth, large eyes, and usually numerous photophores

First Known Use of lantern fish

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lantern fish was circa 1753

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“Lantern fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lantern%20fish. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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