Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several food and game fishes of the family Sciaenidae, especially of the genus Menticirrhus, found in western Atlantic waters.
  • noun Any of various carangid fishes.
  • noun Informal A person in a position of uncontested authority or influence, especially a powerful political leader.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of various fishes, of large size or of excellent quality, belonging to different families

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

  • noun An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially Menticirrus saxatilis, or Menticirrus nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb.
  • noun The opah.
  • noun The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See cero.
  • noun The queenfish.

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

  • noun Any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic.
  • noun Any of several similar fishes of the Pacific.

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

  • noun the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States
  • noun any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast
  • noun large game fish of Australia and New Zealand
  • noun large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
  • noun small silvery marine food fish found off California

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Examples

  • People should avoid eating white croaker, also known as kingfish or tomcod, which has the highest contamination levels, the EPA warns.

    ENS

  • I do gulf fish a little as it is a short ride offshore for snapper, kingfish, shark ECT ect.

    Are You a Salt Junky?

  • Australian seafood producer Clean Seas Tuna Ltd. is seeing increased demand from overseas for its farmed yellowtail kingfish following the Japanese nuclear crisis, Managing Director Clifford Ashby said Tuesday.

    Tiny Fish Spur Widening Worry

  • Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 23 weeks 3 days ago had a few mornings of the beach when croaker and kingfish were the only thing hitting.

    Fish That Save The Day

  • Ciguatera poisoning from fish is caused by a neurotoxin (ciguatoxin) present in the dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus. 13 The toxin is passed through the food chain and becomes concentrated in larger fish (greater thanthree kilograms) such as the kingfish and the sturgeon.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • I do gulf fish a little as it is a short ride offshore for snapper, kingfish, shark ECT ect.

    Are You a Salt Junky?

  • While young and beautiful New Yorkers nibbled at petite plates, Chef ate his way through roasted foie gras, cured kingfish with a crème fraiche, seared scallops with a caviar Beurre blanc and more, talking above the din about his East-meets-West culinary influences.

    Perry Garfinkel: A Chef Searches For The Soul Of Indian Cuisine

  • I love taking my boys offshore for snapper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel.

    Does anybody here like saltwater fishing?

  • While young and beautiful New Yorkers nibbled at petite plates, Chef ate his way through roasted foie gras, cured kingfish with a crème fraiche, seared scallops with a caviar Beurre blanc and more, talking above the din about his East-meets-West culinary influences.

    Perry Garfinkel: A Chef Searches For The Soul Of Indian Cuisine

  • I love taking my boys offshore for snapper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel.

    Does anybody here like saltwater fishing?

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