Definition of Oarfish in English :

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Oarfish meaning in English

Meaning of Oarfish in English

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1. king of the herring, oarfish, regalecus glesne, ribbonfish

thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin

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noun plural -fish or -fishes
a very long ribbonfish, Regalecus glesne, with long slender ventral fins
. Also called: king of the herrings

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nounWord forms: plural ˈoarˌfish or ˈoarˌfishes
any of a family (Regalecidae, order Lampriformes) of large, long, narrow, deep-sea bony fishes having a fin along the length of the back and a manelike crest behind the head: some reach a length of 9m (c. 29.5 ft) and are responsible for many reports of sea serpents

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n. pl. oarfish or oar·fish·es
Any of several marine fishes of the family Regalecidae, especially Regalecus glesne, having a slender silvery body up to 11 meters (36 feet) in length, a crimson dorsal fin along its entire length, and long thin pelvic fins.

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