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n. pl. moonfish or moon·fish·es
1. Any of several carangid fishes chiefly of the genus Selene, found in warm coastal waters of North and South America and having a short silvery compressed body.
2. See opah.
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n, pl -fishes or -fish
1. (Animals) any of several deep-bodied silvery carangid fishes, occurring in warm and tropical American coastal waters
2. (Animals) any of various other round silvery fishes, such as the Indo-Pacific Monodactylus argenteus
3. (Animals) another name for opah
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any of several deep-bodied, compressed carangid fishes of the genus Selene.
2. opah.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moonfish - any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
carangid, carangid fish - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
lookdown, lookdown fish, Selene vomer - similar to moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead
2.moonfish - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterraneanmoonfish - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Lampris, Lampris - type genus of the Lampridae
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