silver scabbard fish

noun
variants: or silver scabbardfish

Definition of silver scabbard fish

: 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

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First Known Use of silver scabbard fish

circa 1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver scabbard fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20scabbard%20fish. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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