Finfish
Finfish Fin"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A finback whale. (b) (pl.) True fish, as distinguished from shellfish. [1913 Webster]

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  • finfish — /ˈfɪnfɪʃ/ (say finfish) noun (plural finfish or finfishes) a fish with fins (opposed to shellfish). Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • finfish — /fin fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) finfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) finfishes. a true fish, as distinguished from a shellfish. Also, fin fish. [1685 95; FIN1 + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • finfish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural : true fish distinguished from shellfish * * * /fin fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) finfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) finfishes. a true fish, as distinguished from a shellfish. Also, fin fish.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • finfish — noun Date: circa 1890 fish 1b compare shellfish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • finfish — true fishes, those poikilothermic vertebrates breathing by gills throughout life and having limbs, if any, in the form of fins. Used to indicate true fishes in the context where the word fish is applied in its broad sense to cover aquatic animals …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • finfish — noun Any fish, but especially fish other than flatfish …   Wiktionary

  • finfish — n. type of long and thin whale (from the genus Balaenoptera); true fish (as to distinguish from shellfish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • finfish — fin′fish or fin′ fish n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. cvb ich a true fish, as disting. from a shellfish • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • finfish excluder device — a structure used on fishing equipment to reduce the amount of by catch taken. Commonly used with shrimp trawls …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Offshore aquaculture — uses fish cages similar to these inshore ones, except they are submerged and moved offshore into deeper water. Offshore aquaculture, also known as open ocean aquaculture, is an emerging approach to mariculture or marine farming where fish farms… …   Wikipedia

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