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n. pl. bluefish or blue·fish·es
A silvery bluish or greenish food and game fish (Pomatomus saltatrix) of temperate and tropical waters, known for being a voracious predator.


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



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. a blue or greenish food and game fish, Pomatomas saltatrix, of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, that travels in schools and is a voracious predator.
2. any of various other fishes, usu. of a bluish color.
[1615–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluefish - bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow watersbluefish - bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Pomatomus, Pomatomus - type genus of the Pomatomidae
bluefish - fatty bluish flesh of bluefish
2.bluefish - fatty bluish flesh of bluefish
bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix - bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
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