Definition of Threadfish

1. Noun. Fish having greatly elongated front rays on dorsal and anal fins.

Exact synonyms: Alectis Ciliaris, Thread-fish
Generic synonyms: Jack
Group relationships: Alectis, Genus Alectis



Definition of Threadfish

1. n. The cutlass fish.

Definition of Threadfish

1. Noun. The cutlassfish. ¹

2. Noun. A carangoid fish (''Caranx gallus'' or ''Caranx crinitus'') having the anterior rays of the soft dorsal and anal fins prolonged in the form of long threads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Threadfish

1. The cutlass fish. A carangoid fish (Caranx gallus, or C. Crinitus) having the anterior rays of the soft dorsal and anal fins prolonged in the form of long threads. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Threadfish

thread pool pattern
thread pool patterns
thread pools
thread snake
thread the needle
threadability
threadable
threadbare
threadbareness
threaded
threaden
threader
threaders
threadfin
threadfins
threadfish (current term)
threadfishes
threadgoldite
threadier
threadiest
threadiness
threadinesses
threading
threadjacker
threadjackers
threadjacking
threadjackings
threadleaf groundsel
threadless
threadlike

Literary usage of Threadfish

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"... toral with irregular black blotches, the filaments white; ventrals dark, paler on margins. The threadfish (P. ..."

2. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"In Alectis ciliaris, the cobbler-fish, or threadfish, the armature of the tail is very slight and each fin has some of its rays drawn out into long threads. ..."

3. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"In Alectis ciliaris, the cobbler-fish, or threadfish, the armature of the tail is very slight and each fin has some of its rays drawn out into long threads. ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"In Alectis ciliaris, the cobbler-fish, or threadfish, the armature of the tail is very slight and each fin has some of its rays drawn out into long threads. ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"They are voracious fishes of the high seas, principally confined to the tropics and growing to a considerable length. Compare CUTLASS-FISH ; threadfish. ..."

6. Final Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1890)
"threadfish, to list of forms occasional in our region. Body very ovate; scales very small; scutes feeble. Length, 2 feet. Page 716. ..."

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