Definition of Billfish

1. Noun. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth.

Exact synonyms: Gar, Garfish, Garpike, Lepisosteus Osseus
Generic synonyms: Ganoid, Ganoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus



2. Noun. Giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw.
Generic synonyms: Scombroid, Scombroid Fish
Group relationships: Family Istiophoridae, Istiophoridae
Specialized synonyms: Marlin, Spearfish

3. Noun. Slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters.

4. Noun. Elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters.
Exact synonyms: Gar, Needlefish
Generic synonyms: Teleost, Teleost Fish, Teleostan
Group relationships: Belonidae, Family Belonidae
Specialized synonyms: Timucu

Definition of Billfish

1. n. A name applied to several distinct fishes

Definition of Billfish

1. Noun. Any of several fish, of the family ''Istiophoridae'', that have an elongated jaw ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Billfish

1. a fish with long, slender jaws [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Billfish

1. A name applied to several distinct fishes: The garfish (Tylosurus, or Belone, longirostris) and allied species. The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus). The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish. The American fresh water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Billfish

billet
billet-doux
billet barge
billet doux
billet reading
billeted
billeter
billeters
billethead
billetheads
billeting
billets
billets-doux
billetted
billetting
billfish (current term)
billfishes
billfold
billfolds
billhead
billheads
billholder
billholders
billhook
billhooks
billiard
billiard ball
billiard hall
billiard marker
billiard parlor

Literary usage of Billfish

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1. Adventure Guide to the Bahamas by Blair Howard (2002)
"The Penny Turtle billfish Tournament is held at the Great Abaco Beach Resort each May; ... The billfish Founda- I ion's Tag Tournament is held in May at the ..."

2. Costa Rica Alive! by Bruce Morris (2002)
"This also is one of the best places to catch billfish in the world. The hotel hosts several world-class billfish tournaments, including the hotel's own ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"FAIRFAX, Virginia, July 3d, 1871. THE billfish IN FRESH WATER.—Mr. G: Brown Goode of the Museum of the Wesleyan University, informs us that a fine speci- ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"all billfish that are not record contenders; the waters hold many world records. ... billfish: Out in the deep blue water are Atlantic blue mar- lin and ..."

5. Mexico's Pacific Coast by Vivien Lougheed (2004)
"billfish = 150 points, dorado/tuna = 1 point per pound over a minimum of 18 pounds. The total catch entered in the competition in 2003 consisted of 38 ..."

6. Georgia and the Carolinas by Norman Renouf, Kathy Renouf (1999)
"In May, Hatteras hosts the annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open billfish and Gamefish Tournament. Also in May, the annual Hang-Gliding Spectacular and Air ..."

7. Recent Rambles: Or, In Touch with Nature by Charles Conrad Abbott (1898)
"Diminutive billfish or silvery gars were sporting in the little pool-like ... Small as they were, these billfish had much of the apparent spirit of fun that ..."

8. Adventure Guide to the Bahamas by Blair Howard (2002)
"The Penny Turtle billfish Tournament is held at the Great Abaco Beach Resort each May; ... The billfish Founda- I ion's Tag Tournament is held in May at the ..."

9. Costa Rica Alive! by Bruce Morris (2002)
"This also is one of the best places to catch billfish in the world. The hotel hosts several world-class billfish tournaments, including the hotel's own ..."

10. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"FAIRFAX, Virginia, July 3d, 1871. THE billfish IN FRESH WATER.—Mr. G: Brown Goode of the Museum of the Wesleyan University, informs us that a fine speci- ..."

11. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"all billfish that are not record contenders; the waters hold many world records. ... billfish: Out in the deep blue water are Atlantic blue mar- lin and ..."

12. Mexico's Pacific Coast by Vivien Lougheed (2004)
"billfish = 150 points, dorado/tuna = 1 point per pound over a minimum of 18 pounds. The total catch entered in the competition in 2003 consisted of 38 ..."

13. Georgia and the Carolinas by Norman Renouf, Kathy Renouf (1999)
"In May, Hatteras hosts the annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open billfish and Gamefish Tournament. Also in May, the annual Hang-Gliding Spectacular and Air ..."

14. Recent Rambles: Or, In Touch with Nature by Charles Conrad Abbott (1898)
"Diminutive billfish or silvery gars were sporting in the little pool-like ... Small as they were, these billfish had much of the apparent spirit of fun that ..."

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