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noun, plural (especially collectively) la·dy·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) la·dy·fish·es.
  1. a game fish, Elops saurus, of warm seas, closely related to but smaller than the tarpon.
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Origin of ladyfish

First recorded in 1705–15; lady + fish
Also called tenpounder, bonefish.
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Historical Examples of ladyfish

  • This forms the adipose eyelid characteristic of the mullet, mackerel, and ladyfish.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan

  • Transformation of the Ladyfish, from the translucent, loosely compacted larva to the smaller, firm-bodied young.

  • Twenty-five years ago I compared the ladyfish to a "silver shuttle," for such it appeared in its efforts to escape when hooked.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing

    James Alexander Henshall