bonefish


bone·fish

noun \ˈbōn-ˌfish\

Definition of BONEFISH

1
:  a slender silvery small-scaled fish (Albula vulpes) that is a notable sport and food fish of warm seas
2
:  ladyfish 2
bone·fish·ing noun

First Known Use of BONEFISH

1884

bonefish

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Marine game fish (Albula vulpes) that inhabits coastal and island waters in tropical seas and is admired by anglers for its speed and strength. Its maximum length is about 30 in. (76 cm), and its maximum weight is 14 lbs (6.4 kg). The bonefish has a deeply notched caudal fin (near the tail) and a small mouth beneath a pointed, piglike snout. It grubs on the bottom for worms and other food.

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