bonefish

noun
bone·​fish | \ ˈbōn-ˌfish How to pronounce bonefish (audio) \

Definition of bonefish

1 : a slender silvery small-scaled fish (Albula vulpes) that is a notable sport and food fish of warm seas

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Other Words from bonefish

bonefishing \ ˈbōn-​ˌfi-​shiŋ How to pronounce bonefish (audio) \ noun

Examples of bonefish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ajemian and his doctoral student, Steve Lombardo, have been attempting to track the Caribbean bonefish, Albula vulpes, for years off the northern Bahamas, including the Abaco Islands. Douglas Main, Animals, "This fish lives by the shore but dives deep to spawn, breaking records," 18 Dec. 2020 Research has shown that a significant source of postrelease mortality in tarpon and bonefish is shark predation. Popular Science, "Releasing a caught fish isn’t as simple as tossing it overboard," 11 Feb. 2020 For bonefish, the troubles come when there’s too much water arriving at the wrong time. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Conservation Fight for Florida Water is Finally Seeing Progress," 6 Dec. 2019 And catching the fish — whether a lightning-fast Caribbean bonefish or a colossal Pacific salmon — is always a sweet reward. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Don't mock the angler who catches fish in creative ways," 29 June 2018 Permit belong to the trinity of South Florida flats fish, along with tarpon and bonefish, that help pump an estimated $460 million a year into the state economy. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Anglers have fought to protect this fish. So how did it wind up on a Miami Beach menu? | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 Keoni Chang, the corporate chef of Foodland, a statewide supermarket chain founded by an Irish immigrant in 1948, remembers that his great-grandfather ate poke made of oio (bonefish), caught on the flats, the flesh roughly scraped. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Keoni Chang, the corporate chef of Foodland, a statewide supermarket chain founded by an Irish immigrant in 1948, remembers that his great-grandfather ate poke made of oio (bonefish), caught on the flats, the flesh roughly scraped. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Keoni Chang, the corporate chef of Foodland, a statewide supermarket chain founded by an Irish immigrant in 1948, remembers that his great-grandfather ate poke made of oio (bonefish), caught on the flats, the flesh roughly scraped. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bonefish

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bonefish was in 1734

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7 Jan 2021

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“Bonefish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonefish. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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