Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sciænoid fish, Seriphus politus, found on the Pacific coast of the United States. It is a food-fish of good quality, but too small to be of much economic importance, reaching a length of only eight inches and a weight of half a pound. The body is compressed, and covered with rather large deciduous scales. The two dorsal fins are separate; the color is bluish above, silvery below, yellow on the belly, with yellowish vertical tins, and blackish at the base of the pectorals. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A California sciænoid food fish (Seriphys politus). The back is bluish, and the sides and belly bright silvery. Called also
- n. silvery and bluish drumfish of shallow California coastal waters
- queen + fish (Wiktionary)
“Health studies also show fish populations, including sportfishing favorites like white croaker, bass and queenfish, continue harboring very high levels of DDT, which is linked to cancer in humans.”
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