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noun, plural (especially collectively) dol·lar·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) dol·lar·fish·es.
  1. butterfish.
  2. moonfish.
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Origin of dollarfish

First recorded in 1840–50; so called because of its roundish shape and silvery color
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British Dictionary definitions for dollarfish


noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. any of various fishes that have a rounded compressed silvery body, esp the moonfishes or the American butterfish
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