milkfish

noun milk·fish \ ˈmilk-ˌfish \
Updated on: 23 Mar 2018

Definition of milkfish

: a large fork-tailed silvery herbivorous food fish (Chanos chanos) of warm parts of the Pacific and Indian oceans that is the sole living representative of its family (Chanidae)

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circa 1890


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