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tile·fish

 (tīl′fĭsh′)
n. pl. tilefish or tile·fish·es
Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the family Malacanthidae, especially Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, a reddish-blue food fish of deep Atlantic waters, having a fleshy flap on the nape and small yellow spots on the upper sides and fins.

[tile- (short for New Latin Lopholatilus, genus name : Greek lophos, crest, fin + New Latin latilus, diminutive of latus, a kind of perch, from Greek latos) + fish.]

tilefish

(ˈtaɪlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a large brightly coloured deep-sea percoid food fish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, of warm and tropical seas, esp the North American coast of the Atlantic: family Branchiostegidae
[C19: from New Latin -tilus, ending of genus name Lopholatilus; perhaps also from a resemblance between its colours and patterning and ornamental tiles]

tile•fish

(ˈtaɪlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. a large, brilliantly colored food fish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, of deep Atlantic waters, having a flap on the head.
2. any of several related fishes.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tilefish - important marine food fishestilefish - important marine food fishes  
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Branchiostegidae, family Branchiostegidae - small family of marine fishes having covered gills
2.tilefish - yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waterstilefish - yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Lopholatilus, Lopholatilus - large brightly colored food fish of deep Atlantic waters
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Four types of fish should be avoided because of typically high mercury levels tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish, and king mackerel.
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