groundfish
noun Date: 1795 a bottom fish; especially a marine fish (as a cod, haddock, pollack, or flounder) of commercial importance

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  • Groundfish — are fish that live on, in, or near the bottom of the body of water they inhabit. Some typical saltwater groundfish species are sole, flounder, and halibut. Saltwater groundfish harvesting is subject to numerous federal regulations in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • groundfish — [ground′fish΄] n. pl. groundfish or groundfishes (see FISH) a fish that feeds or lives near the bottom of a body of water, specif. one that is edible and lives in the sea, as a cod or haddock * * * ground·fish (groundʹfĭsh ) n. pl …   Universalium

  • groundfish — [ground′fish΄] n. pl. groundfish or groundfishes (see FISH) a fish that feeds or lives near the bottom of a body of water, specif. one that is edible and lives in the sea, as a cod or haddock …   English World dictionary

  • groundfish — ground fish (ground f[i^]sh), n. sing. & pl. Fish that live on the sea bottom, especially commercially important gadoid fishes like cod and haddock or flatfish like flounder. Syn: bottom fish. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groundfish — 1. noun Fish that swim near the seafloor 2. verb To fish for groundfish …   Wiktionary

  • groundfish — fish that live on or near the bottom, usually those sought commercially. Also called bottom fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • groundfish — n. fish that live at the bottom of the sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • groundfish — noun fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder) • Syn: ↑bottom fish • Hypernyms: ↑food fish * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a bottom fish; especially : any of the …   Useful english dictionary

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