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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Saury  \Sau"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Sauries}.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  slender  marine  fish  ({Scomberesox  saurus})  of  Europe  and 
  America.  It  has  long,  thin,  beaklike  jaws.  Called  also 
  {billfish},  {gowdnook},  {gawnook},  {skipper},  {skipjack}, 
  {skopster},  {lizard  fish},  and  {Egypt  herring}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billfish  \Bill"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  name  applied  to  several  distinct  fishes: 
  a  The  garfish  ({Tylosurus,  or  Belone,  longirostris})  and 
  allied  species. 
  b  The  saury,  a  slender  fish  of  the  Atlantic  coast 
  ({Scomberesox  saurus}). 
  c  The  {Tetrapturus  albidus},  a  large  oceanic  species 
  related  to  the  swordfish;  the  spearfish. 
  d  The  American  fresh-water  garpike  ({Lepidosteus  osseus}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billfish 
  n  1:  primitive  predaceous  North  American  fish  covered  with  hard 
  scales  and  having  long  jaws  with  needle-like  teeth  [syn: 
  {gar},  {garfish},  {garpike},  {Lepisosteus  osseus}] 
  2:  giant  warm-water  game  fish  having  a  prolonged  and  rounded 
  toothless  upper  jaw 
  3:  slender  long-beaked  fish  of  temperate  Atlantic  waters  [syn: 
  {saury},  {Scomberesox  saurus}] 
  4:  elongate  European  surface-dwelling  predacious  fishes  with 
  long  toothed  jaws;  abundant  in  coastal  waters  [syn:  {needlefish}, 
  {gar}] 




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