Walrus vs Swordfish - What's the difference?

walrus | swordfish |


As nouns the difference between walrus and swordfish

is that walrus is (countable) a large arctic marine mammal related to seals and having long tusks, tough, wrinkled skin, and four flippers, while swordfish is a large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, xiphias gladius .

As a verb swordfish is

to fish for swordfish.

walrus

English

(wikipedia walrus)

Noun

  • (countable) A large Arctic marine mammal related to seals and having long tusks, tough, wrinkled skin, and four flippers, .
  • Synonyms

    * morse (obsolete) * sea horse (rare)

    Usage notes

    The hypercorrect plurals walri and walrii, based on a faulty assumption that the word derives from a Latin noun of the second declension, are generally considered to be nonstandard.

    See also

    * seal * sea lion, sealion English nouns with irregular plurals ----

    swordfish

    English

    Noun

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

    (es)
  • To fish for swordfish.