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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Rhymes with Coelacanth

  • amaranth

How do you pronounce coelacanth?

Pronounce coelacanth as ˈsiləˌkænθ.

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Sentences with 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.