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noun

any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes.

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Also called ground fish.

Definition for bottom fish (2 of 2)

bottom-fish
[ bot-uhm-fish ]
/ ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ /

verb (used without object)

to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.

Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50
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