from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A voracious food and game fish (Pomatomus saltatrix) of temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
- n. Any of various fishes that are predominantly blue, such as the pollack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A voracious fish, of the genus Pomatomus, found in waters of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangidæ, valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
- n. A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labridæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The usual name of a fish of the family Pomatomidæ, the Pomatomus saltatrix, also called tailor, skipjack, blue-snapper, and green-fish.
- n. An occasional (New England) name of the common cunner, Ctenolabrus adspersus. See cunner.
- n. A Californian sciænoid fish, Cynoscion parvipinne, related to the weakfish of the eastern United States.
- n. A pimelepteroid fish of the Pacific coast of the United States, Girella nigricans, of a bluish-brown color, with tricuspid incisors in an outer row, and a band of smaller teeth within.
- n. A West Indian and Floridian labroid fish, Platyglossus radiatus, with 9 dorsal spines, cheeks and opercles naked, and well-developed posterior canines.
- n. Girella cyarrea, a hæmuloid fish found in Australian waters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
- n. fatty bluish flesh of bluefish
blue + fish (Wiktionary)