Definitions

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

  • n. See dolphin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large food and game fish of the Coryphaenidae family which is commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters.

Etymologies

Hawaiian mahimahi.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hawaiian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the end of the novel, Jin says “Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a ‘mixed plate’a scoop of rice with gravy, a scoop of macaroni salad, a piece of mahi-mahi, and a side of kimchi.

    Honolulu by Alan Brennert: Questions

  • He sees demand for shrimp, mahi-mahi and Chilean sea bass; locally caught scallops and clams also are popular.

    Three Generations So Far

  • Even more widely available are fresh snapper, wahoo (similar to tuna) and mahi-mahi – another delicious white fish that is also known as dorado or locally (and rather bizarrely) dolphinfish.

    Enjoy the international flavour of the Cayman Islands

  • David Prince for The Wall Street Journal, Food Styling by Brett Kurzweil, Prop Styling by Robyn Glaser Dish, clockwise from top left: Artichoke, dandelion and pecorino salad with mandarin dressing; baby artichokes, asparagus and potatoes with herb mayonnaise; grilled mahi-mahi with artichoke caponata; baby artichokes marinated in olive oil.

    The Art of the Artichoke

  • Prior to NOM-029, commercial vessels were not allowed to fish for or possess marlin, sailfish, dorado (mahi-mahi in Spanish) and other protected species within 50 miles of the coastline.

    Overfishing in the Sea of Cortez: Are sustainable fish farms the solution?

  • The ringers at Sea Circus include an Aussie chef fresh from hot Sydney kitchens Longrain and Blake's who is now generating buzz for simple, sublime seafood dishes like grilled mahi-mahi topped with capsicum and roasted walnut salsa.

    Cynthia Rosenfeld: Bali: My Isle of the Gods Address Book

  • The seafood is fresh from the sea and it is a wonderful thing indeed to park yourself at a one of the beachside palapa restaurants and dine on blackened whole fish, lobster, shrimp, mahi-mahi, ahi-tuna, red snapper, fresh oysters and jumbo prawns fresh from the sea, accompanied by a large piña colada, margarita or a cold beer.

    Chacala: a Nayarit village on the beach

  • One potential obstacle: A mahi-mahi shortage may result in the use of a different taco filing.

    Debate Heats Up Over Stadium Plans

  • Fortunate to escape seasickness, Dad, two of my brothers and I were happy to start fishing, and we took turns reeling in some cobia, grouper and mahi-mahi.

    Editor's Query: Tell us about a time when a personal photograph revealed something unexpected

  • From GourmetStation, Atlanta, we picked beef short ribs and macadamia mahi-mahi.

    There's a Stuffed Quail in the Mail

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