from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See weakfish.
- n. Any of several fishes related to the weakfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silvery edible American sciaenoid fish (Cynoscion regalis).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An American sciænoid fish (Cynoscion regalis), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with iridescent reflections. Called also weakfish, squitee, chickwit, and sea trout. The spotted squeteague (Cynoscion nebulosus) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also spotted weakfish and squit, and, locally, sea trout, and sea salmon. See also under squitee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt-water sciænoid fish, Cynoscion regalis (formerly Otolithus regalis), also called weakfish, sea-salmon, and sea-trout in common with some other members of the same genus.
Of Algonquian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the North American name. (Wiktionary)