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queenfish

[kween-fish] /ˈkwinˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural queenfishes (especially collectively) queenfish.
1.
a silvery and bluish drum, Seriphus politus, inhabiting shallow waters along the coast of California.
Origin of queenfish
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; queen + fish
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  • It is well known in the West Indies, where it bears the name “queenfish.”

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey

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