Definitions

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

  • n. A large silvery fish (Chanos chanos) of the South Pacific and Indian oceans, widely used for food.

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  • n. An important food fish from southeast Asia.

Etymologies

From its color.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I made from nine o'clock in the morning until sunset only 50 kilograms kelar for milkfish.

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  • The Gulf is an area valuable to science, increasingly important for tourism and is an important economic fishery, especially for blue shrimp, corvina, northern milkfish, sierra, manta ray, guitarfish, shark, crab and clam.

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  • Saranggani, a place that specializes in bangus (milkfish) has become one of the favorite restos at the office.

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  • That looks similar to a milkfish or what we call bangus Chanos chanos.

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  • Our particular study deals with burong bangus, a fermented rice-fish product using milkfish, Chanos chanos, or loangus in the vernacular.

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  • Indonesia, and the Philippines, mullet are incidental crops in milkfish and shrimp-pond culture.

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  • Polyculture in the marine environment has been practiced in Southeast Asia with shrimp and milkfish, and Israel has experimented with mullet and shrimp.

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  • XUEJIA, TaiwanThe fish farmers on the terraced plains above Taiwan's west coast are riding a China boom, exporting tons of sweet, flaky milkfish to the mainland, thanks to import duties Beijing lowered to win over the island's voters.

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  • Last April, China's state-run Shanghai Fisheries General Corp. placed a trial order with Xuejia fish growers for 1,800 tons of milkfish, a local staple that tastes a bit like trout, and until recently, was unknown on the mainland.

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  • Even so, Xuejia milkfish farmers said voting for Ma would not soften their opposition to a Chinese takeover of the island.

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