oarfish

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noun oar·fish \ˈȯr-ˌfish\

Definition of oarfish

  1. :  a marine bony fish (Regalecus glesne) of subtropical waters with a narrow soft body from 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) long, a red dorsal fin running the entire length of the body, and red-tipped anterior rays rising above the head

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1860

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1860


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