tilefish

noun tile·fish \ ˈtī(-ə)l-ˌfish \

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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Origin and Etymology of tilefish

tile- modification of New Latin Lopholatilus


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