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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garfish  \Gar"fish`\,  n.  [See  {Gar},  n.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  marine  fish  ({Belone  vulgaris});  --  called 
  also  {gar},  {gerrick},  {greenback},  {greenbone}, 
  {gorebill},  {hornfish},  {longnose},  {mackerel  guide}, 
  {sea  needle},  and  {sea  pike}. 
  b  One  of  several  species  of  similar  fishes  of  the  genus 
  {Tylosurus},  of  which  one  species  ({T.  marinus})  is 
  common  on  the  Atlantic  coast.  {T.  Caribb[ae]us},  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garfish 
  n  :  primitive  predaceous  North  American  fish  covered  with  hard 
  scales  and  having  long  jaws  with  needle-like  teeth  [syn: 
  {gar},  {garpike},  {billfish},  {Lepisosteus  osseus}] 




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