Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Polynemus.
- n. Any of several tropical foodfish, of family Polynemidae, that have long filaments below the pectoral fin; the threadfins
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of tropical food fishes of the family
Polynemidæ. They have several slender filaments, often very long, below the pectoral fin. Some of them yield isinglass of good quality. Called also threadfish.
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