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swordfish (n.)

late 15c., swerdfysche (in a recipe), from sword + fish (n.). So called for its elongated upper jaw.

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Definitions of swordfish from WordNet

swordfish (n.)
flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks;
swordfish (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Xiphias gladius
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