moonfish

noun
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

Examples of moonfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 100-pound opah fish, also known as a moonfish, was discovered on Sunset Beach in Seaside, a city located in the northwest side of the state. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 19 July 2021 The haul was amazing: moonfish and blue lobster, greens Britko had never heard of. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 11 Sep. 2019 Brozanski, president of Stokes Fish in Florida, was standing beside his seafood display, which included moonfish and other niche-domestic species. Rachel Ellner, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2018 Maybe a moonfish, but definitely not a whale or a shark, some said. Brian Ballou, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of moonfish

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Moonfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonfish. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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