Ladyfish La"dy*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large, handsome oceanic fish ({Albula vulpes}), found both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; -- called also {bonefish}, {grubber}, {French mullet}, and {macab['e]}. (b) A labroid fish ({Harpe rufa}) of Florida and the West Indies. [1913 Webster]

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  • ladyfish — la•dy•fish [[t]ˈleɪ diˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich bonefish • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

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