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weakfish

[ week-fish ]
/ ˈwikˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) weak·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) weak·fish·es.

any food fish of the genus Cynoscion, as C. regalis, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.

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Origin of weakfish

1790–1800, Americanism;<Dutch weekvis (obsolete), equivalent to week soft, weak + visfish
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weakfish
/ (ˈwiːkˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any of several sciaenid sea trouts, esp Cynoscion regalis, a food and game fish of American Atlantic coastal waters
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