dolphinfish

noun dol·phin·fish \ ˈdäl-fən-ˌfish , ˈdȯl- \

Definition of dolphinfish

: either of two colorful, iridescent, saltwater fish (Coryphaena equiselis and C. hippurus of the family Coryphaenidae) that are widely distributed in tropical and temperate seas and have a long laterally compressed body and a deeply forked tail fin
Note: The common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is valued as a food fish and is often called mahi-mahi.

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1840

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