moon·​fish | \ ˈmün-ˌfish How to pronounce moonfish (audio) \
plural moonfish or moonfishes

Definition of moonfish

: any of various compressed often short deep-bodied silvery or yellowish marine fishes: such as
a : opah
b : platy

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Brozanski, president of Stokes Fish in Florida, was standing beside his seafood display, which included moonfish and other niche-domestic species. Rachel Ellner,, "Marsala brings out the beauty in monkfish," 14 May 2018 Maybe a moonfish, but definitely not a whale or a shark, some said. Brian Ballou,, "Consensus: Creature that drew a crowd at the beach was a sunfish," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of moonfish

1646, in the meaning defined above

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