noun, plural (especially collectively) blackfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) blackfishes.
any of various dark-colored fishes, as the tautog, Tautoga onitis, or the sea bass, Centropristes striatus.
a small, freshwater food fish, Dallia pectoralis, found in Alaska and Siberia, noted for its ability to survive frozen in ice.

1680–90, Americanism; black + fish Unabridged
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blackfish (ˈblækˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  a minnow-like Alaskan freshwater fish, Dallia pectoralis, related to the pikes and thought to be able to survive prolonged freezing
2.  Compare redfish a female salmon that has recently spawned
3.  any of various other dark fishes, esp the luderick, a common edible Australian estuary fish
4.  another name for pilot whale

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