ladyfish

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

la·dy·fish

noun \-ˌfish\

Definition of LADYFISH

1
:  bonefish 1
2
:  a large silvery bony fish (Elops saurus) of the western Atlantic that is related to the tarpon and is often caught for sport

First Known Use of LADYFISH

1712

ladyfish

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species (Elops saurus, family Elopidae) of primarily tropical coastal marine fish. The ladyfish is slender and covered with fine silver scales; the dorsal and anal fins can be depressed into grooves. A predatory fish, it has small, sharp teeth and a bony throat plate between its mandibles. It is up to 35 in. (90 cm) long and weighs up to 30 lbs (14 kg). The young are transparent and eel-like.

Variants of LADYFISH

ladyfish or tenpounder

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