from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marine food and game fish (Cynoscion regalis) of North American Atlantic waters. Also called squeteague.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any fish of the genus Cynoscion; a squeteague; -- so called from its tender mouth. See squeteague.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
weak + fish (Wiktionary)