American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A marine food and game fish (Cynoscion regalis) of North American Atlantic waters. Also called squeteague.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sciænoid fish of the genus Cynoscion (formerly Otolithus), as the squeteague: so called because it has a tender mouth, and cannot pull hard when hooked. The common weakfish or squeteague is C. regalis (see cut under
Cynoscion); the white weakfish, C. nothus; the spotted weakfish, C. nebulosus. All three are excellent food-fishes; they in habit the Atlantic coast of the United States, and in southerly regions are misnamed trout or sea-trout.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any fish of the genus Cynoscion; a squeteague; -- so called from its tender mouth. See squeteague.
- n. lean flesh of food and game fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States
- n. food and game fish of North American coastal waters with a mouth from which hooks easily tear out
- weak + fish (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete Dutch weekvis : week, soft (from Middle Dutch weec; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots) + Dutch vis, fish (from Middle Dutch). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“There are most likely stripers, blues, weakfish and flounder.”
“It is also called redfish, channel bass, drum, and spot-tail, one of a big family of fish whose best-known members include black drum, croaker, kingfish, saltwater silver perch, white sea bass, and weakfish.”
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