[ kween-fish ]
/ ˈkwinˌfɪʃ /

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

a silvery and bluish drum, Seriphus politus, inhabiting shallow waters along the coast of California.

Origin of queenfish

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; queen + fish
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Examples from the Web for queenfish

  • It is well known in the West Indies, where it bears the name “queenfish.”

    Tales of Fishes|Zane Grey