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noun, plural (especially collectively) har·vest·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) har·vest·fish·es.
  1. a butterfish of the genus Peprilus, especially P. alepidotus of Atlantic waters.
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Origin of harvestfish

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; harvest + fish
Also called northern harvestfish.
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