American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several marine fishes, especially the tarpon Elops saurus, a game fish of tropical seas. Also called tenpounder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish, Albula vulpes, of the family Albulidæ, of a brilliant silvery color, abundant in tropical seas, and quite gamy, but of little value as food.
- n. A labroid fish, Harpe rufa, with 12 dorsal spines, continuous lateral line, scaly cheeks and opercles, base of dorsal fin scaly, and posterior canines. It is a common West Indian fish, occurring also along the Florida coast, and of beautiful color. More fully called Spanish ladyfish; also doncella.
- n. The skipper or saury, Scomberesox saurus.
- n. A trachinoid fish, Sillago domina, found in the Bay of Bengal and generally throughout the East Indian archipelago.
- n. The ten-pounder.
- n. A mermaid.
- n. A coastal dwelling fish in the genus Elops, found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large, handsome oceanic fish (Albula vulpes), found both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; -- called also
bonefish, grubber, French mullet, and macabé.
- n. A labroid fish (Harpe rufa) of Florida and the West Indies.
- n. game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller
“You can catch pompano, whiting, ladyfish, spanish makeral etc.”
“I was down in Vero Beach in central FL during all this and the dead and dying giant snooks and ladyfish were tough to see.”
“They had some rare delicacies like ladyfish etc. and the fried fish came with purple cabbage salad.”
“My favorite was the blowsy ladyfish with her gold scales and bridal veil of fins.”
“I first ate these in Delhi, where they were made with the local ladyfish, rouget-like critters that you pick up and eat with your fingers.”
“He was determined to catch a redfish but alas, only a catfish and some ladyfish seemed interested in his bait.”
“As we threaded our way through the wheat-colored grass islands, Taylor talked about the superb year-round light-tackle fishing there for speckled trout, flounder, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, black drum, redfish, sheepshead, and jacks.”
“By the end of the afternoon, we had caught and released five species of saltwater fish — redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead and ladyfish.”
“By the end of the afternoon, we had caught and released five species of saltwater fish - redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead and ladyfish.”
“If you can't find live bait then use some small artificial baits on the channel edges and catch a few ladyfish.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘ladyfish’.
lots and lots of fish, a piscatorial
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
When you're underwater, what do you see or experience? Let's dive...
(Here's a cute little related list called Fishful Thinking...)
"It was then that Delirium noticed that she had absent-mindedly transformed into a hundred and eleven perfect, tiny multicolored fish."
Assortment of fishy or somehow entertaining fish...
And other bodies of water.
Looking for tweets for ladyfish.