Bluefish



a predaceous, marine, bluish or greenish food fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of North and South America.
any of various fishes, usually of a bluish color.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Civic League Cook Book Anonymous
Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
Barney Blake, The Boy Privateer Herrick Johnstone
Jack, the Young Ranchman George Bird Grinnell
A Civic Biology George William Hunter
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler
Nick Baba’s Last Drink and Other Sketches George P. Goff
Barney Blake, The Boy Privateer Herrick Johnstone

noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
Also called snapper. a predatory bluish marine percoid food and game fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, related to the horse mackerel: family Pomatomidae
any of various other bluish fishes

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