greenfish

noun

Definition of greenfish

: any of several variably greenish or bluish fishes: such as
a : pollack
c : an opaleye (Girella nigricans)

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First Known Use of greenfish

1743, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenfish. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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