leatherjacket

leatherjacket
noun
1. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes
Syn: ↑leatherfish
Hypernyms: ↑filefish
Member Holonyms: ↑Monocanthus, ↑genus Monocanthus
2. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales
Syn: ↑leatherjack
Hypernyms: ↑jack
Member Holonyms: ↑Oligoplites, ↑genus Oligoplites
3. tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies
Hypernyms: ↑grub

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  • leatherjacket — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the tough skinned larva of a large crane fly …   English terms dictionary

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  • leatherjacket — meksikinė lakedra statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Oligoplites mundus angl. leatherjacket rus. мексиканская лакедра; монда ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lakedros …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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  • leatherjacket — /ledh euhr jak it/, n. 1. Also called leather jack. any of several carangid fishes having narrow, linear scales embedded in the skin at various angles, esp. Oligoplites saurus, found in tropical American waters. 2. Australian. a pancake or other… …   Universalium

  • leatherjacket — noun a) The larva of some crane flies b) Any of several brightly coloured tropical fishes, of the family Balistidae, including the filefish and the triggerfish; leatherfish …   Wiktionary

  • leatherjacket — noun 1》 Brit. the tough skinned larva of a large crane fly, living in the soil. 2》 a slender fish of American coastal waters, with a greenish back and a bright yellow tail. [Oligoplites saurus.]     ↘a filefish or triggerfish …   English new terms dictionary

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