silver scabbard fish

noun

variants or silver scabbardfish
: a silvery eellike fish (Lepidopus caudatus of the family Trichiuridae) of warm seas that has a small, forked caudal fin and is often fished commercially

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silver scabbard fish was circa 1990

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“Silver scabbard fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20scabbard%20fish. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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