Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dolphinfish: Coryphaena hippurus
n. pl. dolphinfish or dol·phin·fish·es
1. A large marine food and game fish (Coryphaena hippurus) found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters, having an iridescent blue back, yellow sides, a steep blunt forehead, and a long continuous dorsal fin. Also called dolphin, dorado, mahi-mahi.
2. See pompano dolphinfish.
a small family of ray-finned marine fish, unrelated to dolphins
dol•phin(ˈdɒl fɪn, ˈdɔl-)
1. any small toothed cetacean of the family Delphinidae, esp. the species having a beaklike snout. Compare porpoise.
2. Also called dolphinfish , mahimahi. either of two large, slender fishes, Coryphaena hippurus or C. equisetis, of warm and temperate seas.
a. a pile, cluster of piles, or buoy to which a vessel may be moored.
b. a cluster of piles used as a fender, as at the entrance to a dock.
4. (cap.) the constellation Delphinus.
[1300–50; Middle English dolphyn < Old French daulphin « Latin delphīnus < Greek delphin]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||dolphinfish - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)|
dolphin, dolphinfish, mahimahi - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
|2.||dolphinfish - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)|
Coryphaena hippurus - the more common dolphinfish valued as food; about six feet long
Coryphaena equisetis - a kind of dolphinfish
dolphinfish, mahimahi - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)