American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several food and game fishes of the drum family, especially of the genus Menticirrhus, indigenous to warm Atlantic waters.
- n. Any of several similar or related fishes, indigenous to the Pacific Ocean.
- n. Informal A person in a position of uncontested authority or influence, especially a powerful political leader.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of various fishes, of large size or of excellent quality, belonging to different families In the Atlantic States, and especially in New York, a sciænoid fish, Menticirrus nebulosus, of elongate form, with the ventral fins some distance behind the pectoral fins, and the body grayish and silvery in color, with irregular dark bars, of which the anterior trend obliquely backward and downward, and the posterior forward aud downward. It is much esteemed for its flesh. Also called whiting, tomcod, hake, black mullet, and mink, names properly belonging to different animals. The name is also extended to related species, as the southern M. alburnus (also called Carolina whiting, Bermuda whiting, though not found in Bermuda, bullhead whiting, ground mullet, and barb) and the Pacific coast M. undulatus (also called
- n. Any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic.
- n. Any of several similar fishes of the Pacific.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially Menticirrus saxatilis, or Menticirrus nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also
whiting, surf whiting, and barb.
- n. The opah.
- n. The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See cero.
- n. The queenfish.
- n. the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States
- n. any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast
- n. large game fish of Australia and New Zealand
- n. large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
- n. small silvery marine food fish found off California
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