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milk·fish

 (mĭlk′fĭsh′)
n. pl. milkfish or milk·fish·es
A large silvery fish (Chanos chanos) of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, widely used for food.

[From its color.]

milkfish

(ˈmɪlkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a large silvery tropical clupeoid food and game fish, Chanos chanos: family Chanidae

milk•fish

(ˈmɪlkˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a tropical Pacific silvery food fish, Chanos chanos.
[1875–80]
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