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 for Scomberesox saurus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
     A slender marine fish ({Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and
     America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also
     billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack,
     skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skipper \Skip"per\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, skips.
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     2. A young, thoughtless person. --Shak.
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     3. (Zool.) The saury ({Scomberesox saurus).
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     4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
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     5. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies
        of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their
        peculiar short, jerking flight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Billfish \Bill"fish`\ (b[i^]l"f[i^]sh`), n. (Zool.)
     A name applied to several distinct fishes:
     (a) The garfish ({Tylosurus longirostris, or Belone
         longirostris) and allied species.
     (b) The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast
         ({Scomberesox saurus).
     (c) The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species
         related to the swordfish; the spearfish.
     (d) The American fresh-water garpike ({Lepidosteus osseus).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Scomberesox saurus
      n 1: slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters [syn:
           saury, billfish, Scomberesox saurus]

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