\fˈa͡ɪlfˈɪʃ], \fˈaɪlfˈɪʃ], \f_ˈaɪ_l_f_ˈɪ_ʃ]\
Definitions of FILE-FISH
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A name given to certain fishes from their skins being granulated like a file. The European file-fish is a common inhabitant of the Mediterranean. It has the power of inflating the sides of the abdomen at pleasure, and grows to the size of 2 feet. Another variety is 12 or 14 inches long, and is a native of the Indian and American seas, as well as of the Red Sea.
By Daniel Lyons