Definition of Needlefish

1. Noun. Elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters.

Exact synonyms: Billfish, Gar
Generic synonyms: Teleost, Teleost Fish, Teleostan
Group relationships: Belonidae, Family Belonidae
Specialized synonyms: Timucu



2. Noun. Fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates.

Definition of Needlefish

1. n. The European great pipefish (Siphostoma, or Syngnathus, acus); -- called also earl, and tanglefish.

Definition of Needlefish

1. Noun. Slender fish, in the family Belonidae, usually found in shallow marine habitats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needlefish

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Medical Definition of Needlefish

1. The European great pipefich (Siphostoma, or Syngnathus, acus). Synonym: earl, and tanglefish. The garfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Needlefish

needle time
needle valve
needle valves
needle wood
needlebook
needlebooks
needlebush
needlecase
needlecases
needlecord
needlecraft
needlecrafter
needlecrafters
needlecrafts
needled
needlefish (current term)
needlefishes
needleful
needlelace
needleless
needlelike
needlenose
needlenose pliers
needlenosed pliers
needlepoint
needlepoints
needler
needlers
needles
needless

Literary usage of Needlefish

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1. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"... needlefish were the most ubiquitous remains, followed by jacks/trevallies. emperors, then groupers. Other fishes represented included requiem sharks, ..."

2. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"... associated taboo (piin] needlefish (taak(, ... a kind of crab, certain bananas (K) needlefish (taak and fana(, ..."

3. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"The reference to the possible needlefish (California needlefish = Strongylura exilis) is interesting because the northern distribution limit for this ..."

4. Where, When, and how to Catch Fish on the East Coast of Florida by William H. Gregg, John Gardner (1902)
"They will take a troll. Non-edible. Illustration. Page. needlefish ... 308 715 needlefish; "D- 21 to 24; A. 22 to 24; scales, 350. ..."

5. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"See needlefish, and Plate of needlefish, PIKES, ETC. (2) A dogfish. HOUND, HOUNDING. A hound is a dog employed in the chase; specifically, in England, ..."

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