butterfish

noun
but·ter·fish | \ -ˌfish \

Definition of butterfish 

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

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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, "Where can I find it?," 15 Mar. 2018 Misoyaki Butterfish That melt-in-your-mouth feeling of the misoyaki butterfish is delightful. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Every Burger at Umami Burger, Ranked," 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, "Every Burger at Umami Burger, Ranked," 23 Oct. 2017 The designation closed the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. Brady Mccombs, chicagotribune.com, "Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias," 13 June 2017 The designation closed the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. Brady Mccombs, chicagotribune.com, "Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias," 13 June 2017 The designation closed the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. Brady Mccombs, chicagotribune.com, "Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias," 13 June 2017 The designation closed the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. Brady Mccombs, chicagotribune.com, "Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias," 13 June 2017 The designation closed the area to commercial fishermen, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna. Brady Mccombs, chicagotribune.com, "Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias," 13 June 2017

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1674, in the meaning defined above

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