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weak·fish

 (wēk′fĭsh′)
n. pl. weakfish or weak·fish·es
1. A marine food and game fish (Cynoscion regalis) of North American Atlantic waters, having small dark spots on the back. Also called seatrout, squeteague.
2. Any of various other marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae and chiefly of the genus Cynoscion.

[Obsolete Dutch weekvis : week, soft (from Middle Dutch weec; see weik- in Indo-European roots) + Dutch vis, fish (from Middle Dutch).]

weakfish

(ˈwiːkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of several sciaenid sea trouts, esp Cynoscion regalis, a food and game fish of American Atlantic coastal waters

weak•fish

(ˈwikˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any food fish of the genus Cynoscion, as C. regalis, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.
[1790–1800, Amer.; < Dutch weekvis (obsolete) =week soft, weak + vis fish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weakfish - lean flesh of food and game fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States
Cynoscion regalis, weakfish - food and game fish of North American coastal waters with a mouth from which hooks easily tear out
Cynoscion nebulosus, spotted sea trout, spotted squeateague, spotted weakfish - weakfish of southern Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of United States
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.weakfish - food and game fish of North American coastal waters with a mouth from which hooks easily tear outweakfish - food and game fish of North American coastal waters with a mouth from which hooks easily tear out
sea trout - any of several sciaenid fishes of North American coastal waters
weakfish - lean flesh of food and game fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States
References in periodicals archive ?
Reproduction and development of whitings or kingfishes, drums, spot, croaker, and weakfishes or sea trouts, family Sciaenidae, of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Reproduction and development of whitings or king fishes, drums, spot, croaker, and weakfishes or sea trouts, family Sciaenidae of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
They listed them as: i) driftnets, mainly addressed to the bluefish, croaker and mullet; ii) anchored gillnet to codling, weakfishes (pescadas) Cynoscion spp.