Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several silvery marine fishes of the family Albulidae, especially Albula vulpes, a game fish of warm shallow waters worldwide.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of the lady-fish, macabé, or French mullet, Albula vulpes. See cut under ladyfish.
  • noun A fish of the family Teuthididœ and genus Teuthis or Acanthurus; a surgeon- or doctor-fish.
  • noun A name of the common dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in southern New England. See cut under dogfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) See ladyfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun any of various game fish, of the family Albulidae, found in shallow, tropical waters

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun slender silvery marine fish found in tropical mud flats and mangrove lagoons

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From its many small bones.]

Examples

  • That is because the average steelheader wades deeper than does most trout or bonefish anglers.

    What type of tippet should I use for steel head when I fly fish

  • Real bait seems to work best, but I like to catch them on flys when they rise or are tailing on the flats, there as hard to get as bonefish.

    Carp Fishing

  • One silver lining according to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is that they seem to be collecting some dead bonefish and tarpon for biological samples, "gaining some important biological information from this sad event".

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • That is because the average steelheader wades deeper than does most trout or bonefish anglers.

    What type of tippet should I use for steel head when I fly fish

  • It might just become my new favorite bonefish and striper reel.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • While the initial executive orders from the state caused some confusion with the wording, many people thought the entire season was closed for bonefish, tarpon and snook.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • I don't see a lot of difference between chasing bonefish (which are ugly) in the flats and chasing carp in the flats other than that I don't have to pay thousands to go after the bonefish.

    Sell Me On Carp

  • I don't see a lot of difference between chasing bonefish (which are ugly) in the flats and chasing carp in the flats other than that I don't have to pay thousands to go after the bonefish.

    Sell Me On Carp

  • It actually, "establishes temporary statewide closed harvest seasons for bonefish and tarpon", and reiterates that "catch-and-release fishing for these important game fish species is still allowed."

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • Real bait seems to work best, but I like to catch them on flys when they rise or are tailing on the flats, there as hard to get as bonefish.

    Carp Fishing

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