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n. pl. jewfish or jew·fish·es

[Probably Jew + fish (so called for unknown reasons).]
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any of various large dark serranid fishes, such as Mycteroperca bonaci, of warm or tropical seas
2. (Animals) Austral any of various marine sciaenid food and game fish, esp the mulloway
3. (Animals) Austral a large food fish of W Australian waters Glaucosama hebraicum
[C17: of uncertain origin]
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several large groupers, esp. Epinephelus itajara, of warm Atlantic seas.
[1690–1700; appar. Jew + fish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jewfish - large important food fish of Australiajewfish - large important food fish of Australia; almost indistinguishable from the maigre
sciaenid, sciaenid fish - widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
genus Sciaena, Sciaena - type genus of the Sciaenidae: croakers
2.jewfish - large dark grouper with a thick head and rough scalesjewfish - large dark grouper with a thick head and rough scales
grouper - usually solitary bottom sea basses of warm seas
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