Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the family Malacanthidae, especially Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, a reddish-blue food fish of deep Atlantic waters, having a fleshy flap on the nape and small yellow spots on the upper sides and fins.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In 1882 vessels arriving at New York and Boston reported having sailed through miles of dead and dying tile-fish. For several years following no tile-fish were taken, and the species was supposed to have become extinct. It was not until 1892 that the United States Fish Commission steamer Grampus captured a few. Since that time more have been taken each year, and the fish appears now to have thoroughly reestablished itself and may become an important food-fish. The tile-fish reaches a le'ngth of three feet and inhabits depths of from 70 to 80 fathoms at the edge of the Gulf Stream.
  • noun A fish of the family Latilidæ, specifically Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps.
  • noun The family Latilidæ.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots.

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

  • noun Mostly small, perciform marine fish in the family Malacanthidae; an important food fish.

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

  • noun important marine food fishes
  • noun yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters

Etymologies

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

[tile- (short for New Latin Lopholatilus, genus name : Greek lophos, crest, fin + New Latin latilus, diminutive of latus, a kind of perch, from Greek latos) + fish.]

Examples

  • The tilefish was a perfect expression of umami, had I not seen it prepared I would have sworn it was butter-poached.

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  • The tilefish was a perfect expression of umami, had I not seen it prepared I would have sworn it was butter-poached.

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  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    R&D Mag - News

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    Science Blog

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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