blue·​fish | \ˈblü-ˌfish \

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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Wholesalers offer about $1 a pound for bluefish, for example. WSJ, "New York Couple Happy as Clams Selling Fish," 2 July 2018 If bait is in the surf, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and redfish are possible. Mark Blythe,, "Fishing forecast: June 19, 2018," 19 June 2018 Daytime fishing is limited to the two jetties, but surfcasters often line the shore for night fishing during striper and bluefish runs., "The 20 best beaches to visit in New England," 2 May 2018 June Mako Mania: Mako shark tournament for bluefish and thresher sharks., "Ocean City 2018 calendar of events," 11 May 2018 There are so many beautiful fish out there — black sea bass, tilefish, bluefish. Kara Baskin,, "Getting Salty with Leo Keka of Alba and Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar," 26 Mar. 2018 The bluefish Caesar sandwich was mostly heavy focaccia. Devra First,, "Steadily, Cultivar is growing into itself," 2 Jan. 2018 Popular among anglers at the pier are bluefish and pompano. Kevin Spear,, "Port Canaveral's Jetty Park fishing pier reopens after weeks of hurricane repairs," 9 Dec. 2017 Even better than the bread is the bread stuffed with things like mushrooms and swiss, smoked bluefish and cucumber cream cheese, and sliced turkey with green goddess dressing. Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, "The 10 Most Healthyish Restaurants in America," 30 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of bluefish

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bluefish

: a type of fish that lives in the ocean and is caught by people for food and for sport


blue·​fish | \ˈblü-ˌfish \

Kids Definition of bluefish

: a saltwater fish that is bluish above with silvery sides and is often used for food

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