Definition of Sandfish

1. Noun. Either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand.

Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Family Trichodontidae, Trichodontidae



2. Noun. Fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand.

Definition of Sandfish

1. n. A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon trichodon) which buries itself in the sand.

Definition of Sandfish

1. Noun. Any of several marine fish that burrow into a sandy seabeds ¹

2. Noun. The beaked salmon (''Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sandfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Sandfish

1. A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon trichodon) which buries itself in the sand. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sandfish

sanddab
sanddabs
sanded
sandek
sandeks
sander
sanderdust
sanderite
sanderling
sanderlings
sanders
sanderses
sandersonia
sandersonias
sandever
sandfish (current term)
sandfishes
sandflea
sandfleas
sandflies
sandfly
sandfly fever
sandfly fever group viruses
sandfly fever viruses
sandgroper
sandgropers
sandgrounder
sandgrounders

Literary usage of Sandfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fish Fermentation Technology by Keith H. Steinkraus, P. J. Alan Reilly (1993)
"... flounder, sandfish and clams. Spices such as ginger, garlic, green onion, and red pepper are usually added. Occasionally, fruits are added as well. ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1887)
"Hahn's theory of an arm of the river formerly running through the dunes to sandfish Bay is, according to the writer, untenable. ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"... but when they are dodging about in the hippo grass they sink ceremony and roll and waddle, looking—my man said—for snakes, and the little sandfish, ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... small, scaleless, silvery fishes of the northern Pacific. These "CT : — f. Fio. 471.—sandfish ..."

5. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"... small, scaleless, silvery fishes of the northern Pacific. These ./• I r-' FIG. 302.—sandfish ..."

6. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1859)
"King sandfish, (an aged chief,) had exerted himself most earnestly in behalf of peace, and even expended large sums of money to restore this blessing to his ..."

7. Fish Fermentation Technology by Keith H. Steinkraus, P. J. Alan Reilly (1993)
"... flounder, sandfish and clams. Spices such as ginger, garlic, green onion, and red pepper are usually added. Occasionally, fruits are added as well. ..."

8. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1887)
"Hahn's theory of an arm of the river formerly running through the dunes to sandfish Bay is, according to the writer, untenable. ..."

9. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"... but when they are dodging about in the hippo grass they sink ceremony and roll and waddle, looking—my man said—for snakes, and the little sandfish, ..."

10. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... small, scaleless, silvery fishes of the northern Pacific. These "CT : — f. Fio. 471.—sandfish ..."

11. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"... small, scaleless, silvery fishes of the northern Pacific. These ./• I r-' FIG. 302.—sandfish ..."

12. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1859)
"King sandfish, (an aged chief,) had exerted himself most earnestly in behalf of peace, and even expended large sums of money to restore this blessing to his ..."

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