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Meaning of FILEFISH

Pronunciation:  'fIl`fish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine
 

FILEFISH is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: Balistidae, family Balistidae, leatherfish, leatherjacket, plectognath, plectognath fish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\File"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any plectognath fish of the genera {Monacanthus}, {Alutera},
{balistes}, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the
roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of
sandpaper.

 

 

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