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A deep-sea fish with a long slender body:
- ‘Midwater species, such as lanternfishes, hatchetfishes and dragonfishes have rows of lights along the underside of the body, probably for mating and identification as well as foraging.’
- ‘Most creatures emit a bluish green glow, but this dragonfish can shine red light on its prey that is visible to its eyes alone.’
- ‘Fishes began with a coelacanth, a carp, and a dragonfish and ended with a goldfish.’
- ‘Stomiidae is a family of deep-sea ray-finned fish including the barbeled dragonfishes and (in the subfamily Malacosteinae) the loosejaws.’
- ‘The crocodile dragonfish is one of the stranger-looking denizens of Antarctic waters the spiny plunderfish is a bottom-dweller’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.