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Meaning of BUTTERFISH

Pronunciation:  'butur`fish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  slippery scaleless food fish of North Atlantic coastal waters
  2. [n]  small marine fish with a short smooth-scaled compressed body and feeble spines
  3. [n]  any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin
 

BUTTERFISH is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: Pholis gunnellus, rock gunnel, stromateid, stromateid fish
 
 See Also: barrelfish, black rudderfish, bracketed blenny, butterfish, butterfish, California pompano, dollarfish, driftfish, family Stromateidae, genus Pholis, gunnel, harvestfish, Hyperglyphe perciformis, palometa, Palometa simillima, Paprilus alepidotus, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, Pholis, Pholis gunnellus, Poronotus triacanthus, rock gunnel, saltwater fish, stromateid, stromateid fish, Stromateidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\But"ter*fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to
their slippery coating of mucus, as the {Stromateus
triacanthus} of the Atlantic coast, the {Epinephelus
punctatus} of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the
kelpfish of New Zealand.

 

 

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