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 (such as the pollack)
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The surf around the islands was crawling with baitfish, ladyfish, bluefish, jacks and, of course, speckled trout.
The bluefish and the head cheese were sourced from, and made by, Baldwin, on the East Coast.
Stores get daily deliveries of sea scallops, fluke, crabs, clams, oysters, bluefish and whiting caught in waters off New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Delaware.
Fish species include blackfish, bluefish, winter flounder, fluke, scup, weakfish, striped bass, blue crab, striped sea robin and black sea bass.
Species include striped bass, fluke, blackfish, bluefish, bonito, false albacore and menhaden.
Mako Mania Tournament: 21st annual contest for catching sharks, bluefish and thresher sharks.
The cost is $69 and includes fishing for striped bass and bluefish, transportation, rod and reel rental, and cleaning of fish.
For instance, a company driver backs a truck down to the long wooden pier in Woods Hole, Mass., each afternoon, so that fishermen can load their bluefish, striped bass, bonito, conch, horseshoe crabs and other seafood.
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BLUEFISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bluefish for English Language Learners
: a type of fish that lives in the ocean and is caught by people for food and for sport
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Definition of bluefish for Students
: a saltwater fish that is bluish above with silvery sides and is often used for food
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