drift-fish

driftfish

[drift-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) driftfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) driftfishes.
any of several butterfishes, especially of the genus Psenes, inhabiting tropical waters.

Origin:
1860–65; drift + fish

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driftfish

noun
1. larger butterfishes of the western Atlantic from the New York area to the northern Gulf of Mexico 
2. small (6 inches) tropical butterfishes found worldwide 
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