striped marlin

noun

Definition of striped marlin

: a billfish (Tetrapturus audax synonym Kajikia audax) of the Pacific ocean that is purplish blue above with the back crossed by 15 light blue bands and that is a popular food and sport fish

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“Striped marlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striped%20marlin. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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