Definition of tiger fish
: any of various fishes that suggest a tiger usually either in being extremely voracious or in being marked with black: such as
a : any of several vigorous predaceous freshwater sport fishes (genus Hydrocyon) widely distributed in African rivers
b : piranha
c Africa : a black-striped Indo-Pacific sea perch (Therapon jarbua)
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