Definition of Garfish

1. Noun. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth.

Exact synonyms: Billfish, Gar, Garpike, Lepisosteus Osseus
Generic synonyms: Ganoid, Ganoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus



Definition of Garfish

1. n. A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike.

Definition of Garfish

1. Noun. Any fish of the needlefish family Belonidae, with a long narrow body and needle-shaped jaws, especially the European species ''Belone belone''. ¹

2. Noun. Any North or Central American fish of the family Lepisosteidae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garfish

1. a freshwater fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Garfish

1. A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike. One of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. Marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbaeus, a very large species, and T. Crassus, are more southern; called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species. See: Gar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Garfish

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1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"The Sea garfish is found in abundance along the greater part of the Australian coastline (including Tasmania) ; as well as in New Zealand, the Seas of China ..."

2. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"... must breed during the earlier portion of the year." It is not stated whether the eggs were pelagic or demersal. The garfish Family. ... THE garfish OR ..."

3. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"Ropley, Hampshire; Prof. of garfish Modern History in King's College, London, and published " The History of England from the Accession of James I to the ..."

4. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"The Sea garfish is found in abundance along the greater part of the Australian coastline (including Tasmania) ; as well as in New Zealand, the Seas of China ..."

5. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"... must breed during the earlier portion of the year." It is not stated whether the eggs were pelagic or demersal. The garfish Family. ... THE garfish OR ..."

6. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"Ropley, Hampshire; Prof. of garfish Modern History in King's College, London, and published " The History of England from the Accession of James I to the ..."

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