Definition of Razor-fish

1. Noun. Any of several small wrasses with compressed sharp-edged heads of the West Indies and Mediterranean.

Exact synonyms: Razor Fish
Generic synonyms: Wrasse
Group relationships: Genus Hemipteronatus, Hemipteronatus
Specialized synonyms: Hemipteronatus Novacula, Pearly Razorfish



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Razor-fish

razee
razeed
razeeing
razees
razer
razers
razes
razing
razmataz
razoo
razoos
razor
razor-backed
razor-billed auk
razor-blade
razor-fish (current term)
razor-sharp
razor-thin
razor blade
razor blades
razor clam
razor clams
razor edge
razor fish
razor shell
razor shells
razor strap
razor strop
razor wire
razorable

Literary usage of Razor-fish

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"The razor-fish, or spout-fish, as it is commonly called, lies hidden beneath the smooth sand, at peace with himself and all the world. ..."

2. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"THE SOLEN OR RAZOR FISH. The empty shells of this fish are constantly met with by seaside visitors on every sandy beach. They are both eaten and used as ..."

3. The Cruise of the Betsey: Or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous by Hugh Miller (1860)
"The razor-fish had been brought us by the worthy catechist of the island. He had gone to the ebb in our special behalf, and had spent a tide in laboriously ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The razor- fish ... is found in the Mediterranean as well as throughout the West Indies, where several other species of razor-fish also occur. ..."

5. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The razor- fish ... is found in the Mediterranean as well as throughout the West Indies, where several other species of razor-fish also occur. ..."

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