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bonefish

[bohn-fish] /ˈboʊnˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural bonefishes (especially collectively) bonefish.
1.
a marine game fish, Albula vulpes, found in shallow tropical waters, having a skeleton composed of numerous small, fine bones.
Also called ladyfish.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35, Americanism; bone1 + fish
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bonefish

/ˈbəʊnˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a silvery marine clupeoid game fish, Albula vulpes, occurring in warm shallow waters: family Albulidae
2.
a similar related fish, Dixonina nemoptera, of the Pacific Ocean
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