Definition of snipefish in English:

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snipefish

Pronunciation: /ˈsnʌɪpfɪʃ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural same or snipefishes)

A marine fish that has a long, slender snout with the mouth at the tip.
  • Family Macrorhamphosidae: several genera and species.
Example sentences
  • Many of the species at this level, such as the snipefish, dragnets, spinefish, and bottom dwelling rockfish, are ‘lunch’ for larger predators.
  • In most cases the snipefish are pink, silver or red in coloration and grow to be about twelve inches long.
  • Some snipefish, such as the ones on the cover, also have a long, pointed spine stretching back from the dorsal fin.

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