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.

Nearby words

  1. bluecoat,
  2. bluefield,
  3. bluefields,
  4. bluefin,
  5. bluefin tuna,
  6. bluegill,
  7. bluegrass,
  8. bluegrass region,
  9. bluegrass state,
  10. bluehead

Origin of bluefish

An Americanism dating back to 1615–25; blue + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bluefish


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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