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bonefish

[ bohn-fish ]
/ ˈboʊnˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural bone·fish·es, (especially collectively) bone·fish.

a marine game fish, Albula vulpes, found in shallow tropical waters, having a skeleton composed of numerous small, fine bones.

Nearby words

bone-crushing, bone-dry, bone-marrow transplant, boneblack, boned, bonefish, bonehead, bonelet, boner, bones, bones of digits

Origin of bonefish

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; bone + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for bonefish

bonefish

/ (ˈbəʊnˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

a silvery marine clupeoid game fish, Albula vulpes, occurring in warm shallow waters: family Albulidae
a similar related fish, Dixonina nemoptera, of the Pacific Ocean
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