horsehead vs moonfish what difference

what is difference between horsehead and moonfish



horse +‎ head


horsehead (plural horseheads)

  1. A pump for pumping oil from an oil well.
  2. A steel girder supporting the roof of a mine tunnel.

See also

  • horsehead fiddle



moon +‎ fish, parallel to the cognate, synonymous Dutch maanvis.


moonfish (plural moonfish or moonfishes)

  1. Any of various flat, oval marine fish species.
    Most moonfish are silvery (hence their name), others yellowish.
    1. Family Monodactylidae (fingerfishes, silver angelfishes)
    2. Mene maculata, of tropical coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific
    3. Most species of genus Selene
    4. Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber)
    5. Family Molidae (ocean sunfish)
    6. The opahs in the family Lamprididae.
    7. The cusk (Brosme brosme), a North Atlantic cod-like fish in the ling family Lotidae, the only species in its genus.
    8. The southern platyfish (Xiphophorus maculatus)


  • (Brosme brosme): brismak, brosmius, torsk, tusk
  • (Xiphophorus maculatus): common platy


Further reading

  • moonfish on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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