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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sword·fish /ˈsordˌfɪʃ, ˈsɔrd-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sword·fish n.
 1. Zool. (a) A very large oceanic fish (Xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiidae. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long. (b) The gar pike. (c) The cutlass fish.
 2. Astron. A southern constellation. See Dorado, 1.
 Swordfish sucker Zool., a remora (Remora brachyptera) which attaches itself to the swordfish.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
      2: large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper
         jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to
         warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but
         feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night [syn:
         Xiphias gladius]
      [also: swordfishes (pl)]