1. coelacanth

noun. ['ˈsiːləˌkænθ'] fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa.


  • Latimeria chalumnae
  • lobe-finned fish
  • crossopterygian
  • genus Latimeria
  • Latimeria

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Words that Rhyme with Coelacanth

  • amaranth

Example sentences of the word coelacanth

1. Noun, singular or mass
Some groups of fish that reproduce by live birth include such varied species as the coelacanth, some sharks and the familiar guppy.