noun (plural same or swordfishes)
A large edible marine fish with a streamlined body and a long flattened swordlike snout, related to the billfishes and popular as a game fish.
- Xiphias gladius, the only member of the family Xiphiidae.
- Big fish - like swordfish and bluefin tuna - are attracted to fronts where cold and warm waters meet.
- Other high-mercury fish that pregnant women should avoid include albacore tuna, swordfish, and tilefish.
- Recent studies have shown that marine fish such as shark, swordfish, and king mackerel can also contain high levels of mercury.
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