any of various dark-colored fishes, as the tautog, Tautoga onitis, or the sea bass, Centropristes striatus.
a small, freshwater food fish, Dallia pectoralis, found in Alaska and Siberia, noted for its ability to survive frozen in ice.
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How to use blackfish in a sentence
In April 2014, SeaWorld put up a Facebook post, “69 Reasons You Shouldn’t Believe blackfish,” that linked to a 32-page analysis of the film’s supposed inaccuracies.The Outside Story Behind the Documentary ‘Blackfish’ | jversteegh | November 11, 2021 | Outside Online
To this day, multiple SeaWorld employees who have seen the film suggest to me that blackfish barely scratches the surface.‘Blackfish’ Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity | Gabriela Cowperthwaite | October 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mike Barnett of Freeport, Long Island is busy catching striped bass and blackfish.
Other fishes are bottom feeders, as the blackfish and the sea bass, living almost entirely upon mollusks and crustaceans.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
Wakening before the others, Raven went to the creek and made three pairs of fishes: sticklebacks, graylings, and blackfish.A Treasury of Eskimo Tales | Clara Kern Bayliss
Boatmen and deep-sea men report these blackfish to be dangerous and had better be left alone.Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
It was decided to try for blackfish off the rocks beyond Sokennet the next morning.Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point | Alice B. Emerson
The fishermen were beginning to haul in weakfish and an occasional tautog, or blackfish.The Campfire Girls on Station Island | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for blackfish
a minnow-like Alaskan freshwater fish, Dallia pectoralis, related to the pikes and thought to be able to survive prolonged freezing
a female salmon that has recently spawned: Compare redfish (def. 1)
any of various other dark fishes, esp the luderick, a common edible Australian estuary fish
another name for pilot whale
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