bonefish

[bohn-fish]
noun, plural bonefishes (especially collectively) bonefish.
a marine game fish, Albula vulpes, found in shallow tropical waters, having a skeleton composed of numerous small, fine bones.
Also called ladyfish.


Origin:
1725–35, Americanism; bone1 + fish

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bonefish (ˈbəʊnˌfɪʃ)
 
n , 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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