Definition of tilefish
: any of various marine bony fishes (family Malacanthidae) used as food; especially : a large fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) of deep waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico with a fleshy appendage on the head and yellow spots on the upper body and some of its fins
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Seasonal seafood: Alligator, blue crab, clams, flounder, grouper, king mackeral, mahi mahi, oysters, yellowtail snapper, shrimp, tilapia, tilefish and yellow tuna.
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Origin and Etymology of tilefish
tile- modification of New Latin Lopholatilus
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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