Definition of ribbonfish in English:

ribbonfish

Line breaks: ribbon|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪb(ə)nfɪʃ
 
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noun (plural same or ribbonfishes)

  • Any of a number of long slender fishes which typically have a dorsal fin running the length of the body, in particular:
    • a fish of the dealfish family (Trachipteridae).a fish of the cutlassfish family (Trichiuridae). another term for oarfish
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    • The easy way to catch big fish in nearshore water off Texas is to drift dead baits, such as menhaden, ribbonfish or mullet, skewered onto large circle hooks.
    • Although live bait is preferred, dead ribbonfish, also called silver eels, will make any mackerel lick his lips, but they're rigged dead for a reason.

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