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bluefish

[ bloo-fish ]
/ ˈbluˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) blue·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) blue·fish·es.

a predaceous, marine, bluish or greenish food fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of North and South America.
any of various fishes, usually of a bluish color.

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Origin of bluefish

An Americanism dating back to 1615–25; blue + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for bluefish

bluefish
/ (ˈbluːˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

Also called: snapper a predatory bluish marine percoid food and game fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, related to the horse mackerel: family Pomatomidae
any of various other bluish fishes
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