[ buht-er-fish ]
/ ˈbʌt ərˌfɪʃ /
noun, plural (especially collectively) but·ter·fish·es, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) but·ter·fish.
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Strain and return to the kettle; add the flounder and butterfish in pieces as large as possible, ½ lb.Allied Cookery|Grace Glergue Harrison and Gertrude Clergue
British Dictionary definitions for butterfish
/ (ˈbʌtəˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
an eel-like blennioid food fish, Pholis gunnellus, occurring in North Atlantic coastal regions: family Pholidae (gunnels). It has a slippery scaleless golden brown skin with a row of black spots along the base of the long dorsal fin
Also called: greenbone, (Māori) marari an edible reef fish, Coridodax pullus, of esp S New Zealand. It has a slippery purplish-grey to olive-green skin and is often found browsing on kelp
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