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bluefish

[bloo-fish] /ˈbluˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) bluefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bluefishes.
1.
a predaceous, marine, bluish or greenish food fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of North and South America.
2.
any of various fishes, usually of a bluish color.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25, Americanism; blue + fish
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bluefish

/ˈbluːˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
Also called snapper. a predatory bluish marine percoid food and game fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, related to the horse mackerel: family Pomatomidae
2.
any of various other bluish fishes
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