finfish

noun
fin·​fish | \ ˈfin-ˌfish How to pronounce finfish (audio) \

Definition of finfish

: fish sense 1b — compare shellfish

Examples of finfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State officials said brown shrimp, crab and finfish catches are down significantly in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins. Washington Post, "Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods," 20 Sep. 2019 State officials said brown shrimp, crab and finfish catches are down significantly in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods," 20 Sep. 2019 Louisiana wetlands are the nursery for most of the shellfish and finfish in the Gulf of Mexico and for countless birds, animals and plants. WSJ, "Polluting the Mississippi River and the Gulf," 11 July 2019 Coastal fisheries crews hit the water late last week to begin surveying Texas bays to gauge the cold snap's impacts on finfish. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Marine life, temperature warming back up," 6 Jan. 2018 There, the defining jobs involve fishing (shellfish and finfish), tourism, and artisanal work like making jewelry. Evan Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Why regional economies still matter," 16 June 2018 And all of it is prime estuarine habitat supporting finfish, crabs, crustaceans and other marine life. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Cow Trap Lake Project a success on multiple levels," 10 May 2018 Any finfish should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 1 to 2 days after purchase. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fear of fish? Bake it, don't fry it, for no-fuss, foolproof results," 16 Feb. 2018 Chefs like Compton, whose cooking at Compère Lapin leans heavy on Caribbean flavors, and the Franklin’s Ben Wicks present jerk as both style and source of inspiration, using its flavor profile to create memorable dishes of local finfish. Brett Anderson, NOLA.com, "Jerk chicken (and pork and fish) is easy today to find in New Orleans," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of finfish

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Finfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finfish. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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