scomberesox saurus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skipper \Skip"per\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, skips.
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   2. A young, thoughtless person. --Shak.
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   3. (Zool.) The saury (Scomberesox saurus).
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   4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
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   5. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies
      of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their
      peculiar short, jerking flight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Billfish \Bill"fish`\ (b[i^]l"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
   A name applied to several distinct fishes:
   (a) The garfish (Tylosurus longirostris, 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).
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