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1. duckbill, paddlefish, polyodon spathula

primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout

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noun plural -fish or -fishes
a primitive bony fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River, having a long paddle-like projection to the snout: family Polyodontidae
a similar and related Chinese fish, Psephurus gladius, of the Yangtze River

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nounWord forms: plural ˈpaddleˌfish or ˈpaddleˌfishes
any of a family (Polyodontidae, order Acipenseriformes) of large bony fishes of the Mississippi and Chang rivers, with a paddle-shaped snout

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n. pl. paddlefish or pad·dle·fish·es
Either of two fishes of the family Polyodontidae that have a long paddle-shaped snout, Psephurus gladius of the Yangtze River or Polyodon spathula of the Mississippi River basin, whose roe is used for caviar. Also called spoonbill.

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