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

  Garfish \Gar"fish`\, n. [See Gar, n.] (Zool.)
     (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris); -- called
         also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone,
         gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide,
         sea needle, and sea pike.
     (b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus
         Tylosurus,+of+which+one+species+({T.+marinus">Tylosurus, of which one species ({T. marinus) is
         common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribb[ae]us, a very
         large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; --
         called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the
         European garfish are also applied to the American
         species.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Greenbone \Green"bone\, n. [So named because the bones are green
     when boiled.] (Zool.)
     (a) Any garfish ({Belone or Tylosurus).
     (b) The European eelpout.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eelpout \Eel"pout`\, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
     (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for
         producing living young; -- called also greenbone,
         guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American
         species ({Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish,
         and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel.
         Both are edible, but of little value.
     (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
         [1913 Webster]

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