[pad-l-fish] /ˈpæd lˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural paddlefishes (especially collectively) paddlefish.
a large ganoid , Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River and its larger tributaries, having a long, flat, paddlelike snout.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a primitive bony fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi River, having a long paddle-like projection to the snout: family Polyodontidae
a similar and related Chinese fish, Psephurus gladius, of the Yangtze River


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