Swordfish vs Sailfish - What's the difference?

swordfish | sailfish |


As nouns the difference between swordfish and sailfish

is that swordfish is a large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, xiphias gladius while sailfish is a fish of the genus , having a characteristic sail-like fin on its back.

As a verb swordfish

is to fish for swordfish.

swordfish

English

Noun

  • A large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, Xiphias gladius .
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    Verb

    (es)
  • To fish for swordfish.
  • sailfish

    English

    (wikipedia sailfish) (Istiophorus platypterus)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A fish of the genus , having a characteristic sail-like fin on its back.
  • Synonyms

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