food fish

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noun

any fish used for food by human beings.

Origin of food fish

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for food fish

Historical Examples of food fish

  • They attack every species of food-fish from the Ursaa to the Krad.

    Join Our Gang?

    Sterling E. Lanier

  • It is not of much importance as a game-fish or as a food-fish.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • It is the best of the jacks as a food-fish, and is in great favor at Key West.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • As a food-fish it is superior to the native red-throat trout.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing

    James Alexander Henshall

  • The reputation that trout enjoy as a food-fish is partly due to the fact that they are usually cooked over an open fire.

    Fisherman's Luck

    Henry van Dyke