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any of various dark-colored fishes, as the tautog, Tautoga onitis, or the sea bass, Centropristes striatus.
a small, freshwater food fish, Dallia pectoralis, found in Alaska and Siberia, noted for its ability to survive frozen in ice.
black whale.
Contemporary Examples

‘Blackfish’ Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity Gabriela Cowperthwaite October 23, 2013
Long Island Fisherman in Dire Straits Eliza Shapiro November 4, 2012

Historical Examples

Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau
The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point Alice B. Emerson
Smugglers’ Reef John Blaine
Scouting with Daniel Boone Everett T. Tomlinson
Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
Scouting with Daniel Boone Everett T. Tomlinson
Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau

noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a minnow-like Alaskan freshwater fish, Dallia pectoralis, related to the pikes and thought to be able to survive prolonged freezing
a female salmon that has recently spawned Compare redfish (sense 1)
any of various other dark fishes, esp the luderick, a common edible Australian estuary fish
another name for pilot whale


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