Definition of elephant-snout fish in English:

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elephant-snout fish

noun

An edible African freshwater fish with a downcurved snout that is typically elongated and trunk-like. Also called elephant fish.
  • Family Mormyridae: several genera, in particular Mormyrus.
Example sentences
  • As strange as its mouth is the Elephant-snout fish gets even stranger.
  • This group includes electric eels, South American knife fish, and African elephant snout fish.

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