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ribbonfish Syllabification: rib·bon·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈribənˌfiSH/

Definition of ribbonfish in English:

noun (plural same or ribbonfishes)

Any of a number of long slender fishes that 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
Example sentences
  • 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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