bluefish

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blue·fish

noun \-ˌfish\

: a type of fish that lives in the ocean and is caught by people for food and for sport

Full Definition of BLUEFISH

1
:  an active food and game marine fish (Pomatomus saltatrix) that is bluish above with silvery sides
2
:  any of various dark or bluish fishes (as the pollack)

First Known Use of BLUEFISH

circa 1622

bluefish

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Swift-moving food and game fish (Pomatomus saltatrix) found throughout warm and tropical regions of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It lives in schools and is a voracious predator of smaller animals, especially other fishes. It is slender and has a forked tail and a large mouth with strong, pointed teeth. It is blue or greenish and grows to a length of about 4 ft (1.2 m) and a weight of 25 lbs (11.5 kg).

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