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milkfish

[milk-fish]
noun, plural milk·fish·es, (especially collectively) milk·fish.
  1. a herringlike fish, Chanos chanos, of warm ocean waters in southeastern Asia.
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Origin of milkfish

1875–80; milk + fish, so called from its color
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Examples from the Web for milkfish

Historical Examples

  • Mau rung panahúna ang bangrus mubagaybay, This is the time the milkfish develops egg fat.

    A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan

    John U. Wolff

  • Lamì gab-úlun ang isdang bangus, Milkfish makes good gab-ul.


British Dictionary definitions for milkfish

milkfish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. a large silvery tropical clupeoid food and game fish, Chanos chanos: family Chanidae
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