One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of various fishes distinguished by a long fin or fins; specifically (a) chiefly US the albacore or long-finned tuna, Thunnus alalunga; (b) Australian and NZ a reddish, long-finned serranid fish of the genus Caprodon, especially the pink maomao, C. longimanus. (c) NZ the long-finned eel, Anguilla dieffenbachii, of New Zealand.
Designating fishes and other aquatic animals distinguished by a long fin or fins.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Metropolitana. From long + fin.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.