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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Batfish  \Bat"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  name  given  to  several  species  of  fishes: 
  a  The  Malthe  vespertilio  of  the  Atlantic  coast. 
  b  The  flying  gurnard  of  the  Atlantic  ({Cephalacanthus 
  spinarella}). 
  c  The  California  batfish  or  sting  ray  ({Myliobatis 
  Californicus}.) 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  batfish 
  n  :  bottom-dweller  of  warm  western  Atlantic  coastal  waters 
  having  a  flattened  scaleless  body  that  crawls  about  on 
  fleshy  pectoral  and  pelvic  fins 




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