from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reddish-blue percoid marine food fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) of deep Atlantic waters, having a fleshy flap on the nape and small yellow spots on the upper sides and fins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Mostly small, perciform marine fish in the family Malacanthidae; an important food fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In 1882 vessels arriving at New York and Boston reported having sailed through miles of dead and dying tile-fish. For several years following no tile-fish were taken, and the species was supposed to have become extinct. It was not until 1892 that the United States Fish Commission steamer Grampus captured a few. Since that time more have been taken each year, and the fish appears now to have thoroughly reestablished itself and may become an important food-fish. The tile-fish reaches a le'ngth of three feet and inhabits depths of from 70 to 80 fathoms at the edge of the Gulf Stream.
- n. A fish of the family Latilidæ, specifically Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps.
- n. The family Latilidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. important marine food fishes
- n. yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
tile- (short for New Latin Lopholatilus, genus name : Greek lophos, crest, fin + New Latin latilus, diminutive of latus, a kind of perch, from Greek latos) + fish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)