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swordfish Line breaks: sword|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːdfɪʃ/

Definition of swordfish in English:

noun (plural same or swordfishes)

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A large edible marine fish with a streamlined body and a long flattened sword-like snout, related to the billfishes and popular as a game fish.
  • Xiphias gladius, the only member of the family Xiphiidae
Example sentences
  • 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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