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weakfish

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noun weak·fish \ˈwēk-ˌfish\

Definition of weakfish

  1. 1 :  a common marine bony fish (Cynoscion regalis of the family Sciaenidae) of the eastern coast of the United States that is an important sport and food fish —called also sea trout

  2. 2 :  any of several fishes congeneric with the weakfish



Origin and Etymology of weakfish

obsolete Dutch weekvis, from Dutch week soft + vis fish


First Known Use: 1791


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