from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marine food fish (Poronotus triacanthus) of the North American Atlantic coast, having a flattened body.
- n. Any of various similar or related fishes, such as the moonfish and gunnel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various species of fish having a slippery mucous coating, especially
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the kelpfish of New Zealand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to various fishes and other marine animals having a smooth and unctuous surface like butter.
- n. A fish of the genus Murœnoides, especially M. gunnellus.
- n. A serranoid fish, Enneacentrus punctatus. Also called nigger-fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin
- n. slippery scaleless food fish of the northern Atlantic coastal waters
- n. small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
However, our old fish ID problem rears its head here - several species bear the name butterfish around the world.
"Here otters mainly eat crabs and inshore fish species, such as butterfish and lumpfish, which aren't in short supply as far as I'm aware.
Co-owner James Bygrave, a Brit by way of Hong Kong (his parents were diplomats for Her Majesty's government), guided my party through several exotic courses, beginning with the Hawaiian butterfish ($10) -- a melt-in-your-mouth row of sliced portions of something akin to monkfish.
The first mate baited up a butterfish and put it in.
Unfortunately, striped bass season has come to an end December 15th, but now's a good time to start looking for local lobster, bluefish, butterfish, squid, fluke, herring, porgies and sea robins.
Just as Son adored the miso butterfish, I fell in love with the ravioli.
A chunk of salted butterfish and a chunk of pork butt or pork shoulder is wrapped together in taro leaves, tied like a cute little present, then steamed.
For the status of Northeast demersal fisheries resources, and for pelagic fisheries (Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring, bluefish and butterfish), see NOAA, 1999.
The gyre systems of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and the nutrient enrichment of estuaries in the southern half of the LME contribute to the maintenance on the shelf of relatively high levels of phytoplankton and zooplankton prey fields for planktivores including fish larvae, menhaden, herring, mackerel, sand lance, butterfish, and marine birds and mammals.
The main course was a butterfish or codfish in miso, wrapped in a leaf accompanied by a cucumber salad.