Definition of alligator fish in English:

alligator fish

Syllabification: al·li·ga·tor fish

noun

  • A slender bottom-dwelling fish of the northwestern Atlantic, with an armor of bony plates and two curved spines on the snout.
    • Aspidophoroides monopterygius, family Agonidae
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    • He showed me a unique ‘pez lagarto’ or alligator fish that he had caught and prepared for us.
    • I demanded an explanation of this new threat, and she told me everything she knew: alligator fish are bottom feeders with big chompy teeth.
    • The most abundant species in the total catch from all gear types were rock sole, northern sculpin, Pacific halibut, butter sole, Aleutian alligator fish, and fourhorn poacher.

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