genus Xiphias

noun
type genus of the Xiphiidae
Syn: ↑Xiphias
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Xiphiidae, ↑family Xiphiidae
Member Meronyms: ↑swordfish, ↑Xiphias gladius

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  • Xiphias — noun type genus of the Xiphiidae • Syn: ↑genus Xiphias • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Xiphiidae, ↑family Xiphiidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xiphias gladius — noun large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • xiphias — 1660s, genus of swordfish, from Gk. xiphias swordfish, from xiphos sword, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Xiphias — Xiph i*as, n. [L., a swordfish, a sword shaped comet, fr. Gr. xifi as, fr. xi fos a sword.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of fishes comprising the common swordfish. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) The constellation Dorado. (b) A comet shaped …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Palaemon (genus) — Taxobox name = Palaemon image caption = Palaemon pacificus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda familia = Palaemonidae genus = Palaemon genus authority = Weber, 1795 subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • Swordfish — Taxobox name = Swordfish fossil range = Early Oligocene to Present [cite journal last = Sepkoski first = Jack authorlink = coauthors = title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology volume = 364… …   Wikipedia

  • family Xiphiidae — noun comprising the common swordfishes • Syn: ↑Xiphiidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Scombroidea, ↑suborder Scombroidea • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xiphiidae — noun comprising the common swordfishes • Syn: ↑family Xiphiidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Scombroidea, ↑suborder Scombroidea • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • xiphioid — ˈzifēˌȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin Xiphias + English oid : resembling or related to the genus Xiphias …   Useful english dictionary

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