coalfish
noun Date: 1603 any of several blackish or dark-backed fishes (as a pollack, cobia, or sablefish)

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  • coalfish — [kōl′fish΄] n. pl. coalfish or coalfishes (see FISH) 1. a dark colored pollock fish (Pollachius virens) 2. any of various other dark colored fishes …   English World dictionary

  • Coalfish — Coal fish , n. [Named from the dark color of the back.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pollock; called also, {coalsey}, {colemie}, {colmey}, {coal whiting}, etc. See {Pollock}. (b) The beshow or candlefish of Alaska. (c) The cobia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coalfish — Pollock Pol lock, n. [See {Pollack}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A marine gadoid fish ({Pollachius carbonarius}), native both of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it is called {coalfish}, {lob} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coalfish — Cobia Co bi*a, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An oceanic fish of large size ({Elacate canada}); the crabeater; called also {bonito}, {cubbyyew}, {coalfish}, and {sergeant fish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coalfish — /kohl fish /, n., pl. coalfishes, (esp. collectively) coalfish. 1. a sablefish. 2. a pollack. [1595 1605; COAL + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • coalfish — /ˈkoʊlfɪʃ/ (say kohlfish) noun (plural coalfish or coalfishes) the saithe, a North Atlantic gadoid food fish, Pollachius virens, a species of pollack. {named from the colour of its back} Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coalfish — amerikinis polakas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pollachius virens angl. American pollack; coalfish; green cod; saithe rus. сайда ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ledjūrio polakai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • coalfish — sidabrinis polakas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pollachius pollachius angl. coalfish; lythe; pollack rus. люр; поллак; серебристая сайда ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ledjūrio polakai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • coalfish — n. = SAITHE. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from its color : any of several blackish or dark backed fishes: as a. : pollack b. : cobia c …   Useful english dictionary

  • coalfish — noun any of several blackish fish, especially the pollack or sablefish …   Wiktionary

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