Tonguefish meaning

tŭngfĭsh
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Any of various marine flatfishes of the family Cynoglossidae, having the posterior part of the body tapering to a point.
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Any of the flatfishes in the taxonomic family Cynoglossidae, distinguished by the presence of a long hook on the snout overhanging the mouth.
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Origin of tonguefish

  • From its tongue-shaped body

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition