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Definition 1: giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw - [noun denoting animal]

(billfish is a kind of ...) important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters

(... is a kind of billfish ) large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes

(... is a kind of billfish ) any of several large vigorous pelagic fishes resembling sailfishes but with first dorsal fin much reduced; worldwide but rare

(... is a member of billfish) sailfishes; spearfishes; marlins

Definition 2: elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for billfish in the sense of this definition

(billfish is a kind of ...) a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei

(... is a kind of billfish ) found in warm waters of western Atlantic

(... is a member of billfish) ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars

Definition 3: primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for billfish in the sense of this definition

(billfish is a kind of ...) primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering

(... is a member of billfish) type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars

Definition 4: slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for billfish in the sense of this definition

(billfish is a kind of ...) a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei

(... is a member of billfish) a genus of Scomberesocidae

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