family Cynoglossidae

noun
tonguefishes
Syn: ↑Cynoglossidae
Hypernyms: ↑fish family
Member Meronyms: ↑tonguefish, ↑tongue-fish

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  • Cynoglossidae — n. a natural family of fish including the tonguefishes. Syn: family {Cynoglossidae}. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynoglossidae — noun tonguefishes • Syn: ↑family Cynoglossidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish family — noun any of various families of fish • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Cobitidae, ↑family Cobitidae, ↑Cyprinidae, ↑family Cyprinidae, ↑Electrophoridae, ↑family Electrophori …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tonguefish — Tonguefishes Northern tonguefish, Symphurus pusillus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • pleuronectiform — ▪ fish order Introduction also called  flatfish,         any member of the order Pleuronectiformes, which includes about 600 species of bony, oval shaped, flattened fishes such as the flounder, halibut, and turbot. The pleuronectiforms are unique …   Universalium

  • tonguefish — noun left eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value • Syn: ↑tongue fish • Hypernyms: ↑flatfish • Member Holonyms: ↑Cynoglossidae, ↑family Cynoglossidae * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heterosomata — noun flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes • Syn: ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Ac …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Heterosomata — noun flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes • Syn: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygi …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Pleuronectiformes — noun flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes • Syn: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygii, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tonguefish — /tung fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) tonguefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) tonguefishes. any of several flatfishes of the family Cynoglossidae, having the tail tapered to a point. [1645 55; TONGUE + FISH] * * * ▪ fish… …   Universalium

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