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dol·phin·fish

 (dŏl′fĭn-fĭsh′, dôl′-)
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.

dolphinfish

(ˈdɒlfɪnˌfɪʃ)
n
a small family of ray-finned marine fish, unrelated to dolphins

dol•phin

(ˈdɒl fɪn, ˈdɔl-)

n.
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.
3.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolphinfish - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)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
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
2.dolphinfish - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)dolphinfish - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Coryphaenidae, family Coryphaenidae - large active pelagic percoid fish
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)
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
References in periodicals archive ?
This species is caught incidentally and retained as a byproduct in commercial pelagic long-line, purse-seine, and trolling fisheries that target tunas and mackerels (Scombridae), broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius), and dolphinfishes (Coryphaena spp.
Larger fishes, like adult dolphinfishes and jacks, aggregating below the weedlines, appeared to use Sargassum primarily during feeding (Dooley, 1972; Moser et al.
Dolphinfishes have a circumtropical distribution but occur in oceanic and shelf waters in the northern GOM commonly associated with Sargassum and other drifting materials (Hoese and Moore, 1998).