Billfish

Bill"fish`

(bl"fsh`), n. (Zol.) A name applied to several distinct fishes: (a) The garfish (Tylosurus longirostris, or Belone longirostris) and allied species. (b) The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus). (c) The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish. (d) The American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus).
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