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greenboneEelpout Eel"pout`, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European fish (Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for
producing living young; -- called also greenbone,
guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American
species (Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish,
and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel.
Both are edible, but of little value.
(b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot. greenboneGarfish 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. GreenboneGreenbone Green"bone, n. [So named because the bones are green
when boiled.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any garfish (Belone or Tylosurus).
(b) The European eelpout.
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