weakfish

noun weak·fish \ ˈwēk-ˌfish \

Definition of weakfish

1 : a common marine bony fish (Cynoscion regalis of the family Sciaenidae) of the eastern coast of the U.S. that is an important sport and food fish called also sea trout
2 : any of several fishes congeneric with the weakfish

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Origin and Etymology of weakfish

obsolete Dutch weekvis, from Dutch week soft + vis fish


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