Definition of sandfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or sandfishes)

1A small marine fish with fringed lips that burrows in the sand, in particular.
  • An elongated Australian fish (Crapatulus arenarius, family Leptoscopidae). A North Pacific fish (Trichodon trichodon, family Trichodontidae)..
Example sentences
  • The sandfish spends most of its time underground living in soft sand.
  • The Australian government is trying to seed juveniles of sandfish, Holothuroidea scabra which were reduced by overfishing.
  • Pacific Sandfish live in the Northern Pacific from California to Russia.
2 (belted sandfish) A small sea bass that lives only in shallow inshore waters around Florida.
  • Serranus subligarius, family Serranidae.
Example sentences
  • The state's biggest belted sandfish weighed .05 pounds.
  • Fish counters saw many big belted sandfish.

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Syllabification: sand·fish

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