but·​ter·​fish | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌfish How to pronounce butterfish (audio) \

Definition of butterfish

: any of numerous bony fishes (especially family Stromateidae) with a slippery coating of mucus

Examples of butterfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seasonal specials are also available including Rockefeller butterfish, Baja scallops, shrimp scampi pasta, and molten chocolate lava cake. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 4 Feb. 2022 There’s a plump little sea urchin on a bed of rice and seaweed; thin, tender slices of Wagyu short rib; and a bite of butterfish, artfully plated with a touch of yuzu chili paste. Fortune, 8 Sep. 2019 That causes squid and butterfish, which aren’t good puffin food, to dominate local waters, Major said. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2019 The birds can suffer when waters warm and squid and butterfish, which aren’t good puffin food, dominate local waters, Major said. Patrick Whittle, The Denver Post, 5 Aug. 2019 Creative sashimi are also strong, like butterfish tataki wrapped around crisp white asparagus with a touch of herb and yuzu. Dominic Armato, azcentral, 1 July 2019 Millie Clark, Acworth A: Also known as butterfish, blue cod, candlefish and coal cod, sablefish isn’t really part of the cod family at all. Atlanta Life, ajc, 15 Mar. 2018 Misoyaki Butterfish That melt-in-your-mouth feeling of the misoyaki butterfish is delightful. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, 23 Oct. 2017 Ahi Tuna This one isn’t as exciting as the misoyaki butterfish burger, but it’s no less tasty. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, 23 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of butterfish

1673, in the meaning defined above

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“Butterfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfish. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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