noun, plural (especially collectively) har·vest·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) har·vest·fish·es.

a butterfish of the genus Peprilus, especially P. alepidotus of Atlantic waters.

Nearby words

  1. harvest moon,
  2. harvest mouse,
  3. harvest tick,
  4. harvester,
  5. harvester ant,
  6. harvestman,
  7. harvesttime,
  8. harvey,
  9. harvey wallbanger,
  10. harvey, william

Origin of harvestfish

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; harvest + fish

Also called northern harvestfish.

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