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ground·fish

 (ground′fĭsh′)
n. pl. groundfish or ground·fish·es
A bottom-dwelling fish, especially a commercially valuable marine species such as flounder or cod.
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groundfish

(ˈɡraʊndˌfɪʃ)
n
(Animals) a fish that lives close to the bottom of the sea
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Noun1.groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
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