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[bloo-fish] /ˈbluˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) bluefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bluefishes.
a predaceous, marine, bluish or greenish food fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of North and South America.
any of various fishes, usually of a bluish color.
Origin of bluefish
1615-25, Americanism; blue + fish Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bluefish
  • We had grilled bluefish and mackerel, and small red mullets fried whole.
  • Many home cooks shun rich-fleshed or oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and bluefish.
  • Flounder, spot, croaker and bluefish as well as rockfish and sea trout are plentiful in the summer.
  • In summer months, you are likely to catch drum or weakfish in the bay or bluefish in the ocean.
  • Some bluefish, sea mullet and flounder were also caught.
  • Flounder are still being caught and bluefish seem to be everywhere in and outside the inlet.
  • bluefish aren't so bad and will only be here for another two months, so accept their presence and enjoy the action.
  • The fisherman was charged for selling bluefish during the closed season and without a permit.
  • bluefish have been invading the chum slicks and everyone is enjoying the added bonus of snapper bluefish.
  • There is still a good number of small bluefish in the region and many are being caught in the chum slicks.
British Dictionary definitions for bluefish


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