sandfish

noun

1
: either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the north Pacific that constitute the family Trichodontidae and burrow in the sand
2
: a small grayish brown or blue striped fish (Diplectrum formosum) that frequents sand shores
3
4
: an elongated cylindrical marine fish (genus Gonorhynchus) that has a short barbel under the chin, lives over sandy bottoms, and burrows freely in the sand

called also beaked salmon

Word History

Etymology

sand entry 1 + fish

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“Sandfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandfish. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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