noun, plural milk·fish·es, (especially collectively) milk·fish.

a herringlike fish, Chanos chanos, of warm ocean waters in southeastern Asia.

Origin of milkfish

1875–80; milk + fish, so called from its color Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -fish or -fishes

a large silvery tropical clupeoid food and game fish, Chanos chanos: family Chanidae
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