surffish

surffish

[surf-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) surffish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) surffishes.
2.
any of several sciaenoid fishes, as Umbrina roncador, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; surf + fish

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surffish

noun
1. a fish of the Pacific coast of North America [syn: yellowfin croaker
2. small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America [syn: surfperch
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