noun tile·fish \ˈtī(-ə)l-ˌfish\

Definition of TILEFISH

:  any of various marine bony fishes (family Malacanthidae) used as food; especially :  a large fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) of deep waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico with a fleshy appendage on the head and yellow spots on the upper body and some of its fins

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Origin of TILEFISH

tile- modification of New Latin Lopholatilus
First Known Use: 1881


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