Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See moonfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Peprilus triacanthus, the American butterfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a fish of the United States coast (Stromateus triacanthus), having a flat, roundish form and a bright silvery luster; -- called also butterfish, and Lafayette. See Butterfish.
  • n. small food fish (Poronotus triacanthus) of the Atlantic coast.
  • n. any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carangoid fish, Vomer sctipinnis: so named from the roundness and silvery color of the young. Also called moonfish (which see).
  • n. A stromatoid fish, Stromateus triacanthus: so named from its round form and silvery color. Also called butter-fish and harvest-fish. See cut under butter-fish.
  • n. A flat, disk-shaped echinoderm, Echinarachnius parma, found along the Atlantic coast. Also known as cake-urchin and sand-dollar.
  • n. The John-dory, Zeus australis: so called from the mark on its side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
  • n. small food fish of Atlantic coast

Etymologies

dollar +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

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  • It's a fish, but it's also but the name is also applied to the echinoid called a sand dollar.

    January 1, 2012