noun Etymology: obsolete Dutch weekvis, from Dutch week soft + vis fish Date: 1791 1. a common marine bony fish (Cynoscion regalis of the family Sciaenidae) of the eastern coast of the United States that is an important sport and food fish — called also sea trout 2. any of several fishes congeneric with the weakfish

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  • Weakfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Weakfish — Weak fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the genus {Cynoscion}; a squeteague; so called from its tender mouth. See {Squeteague}. [1913 Webster] {Spotted weakfish} (Zo[ o]l.), the spotted squeteague. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weakfish — [wēk′fish΄] n. pl. weakfish or weakfishes (see FISH) [< obs. Du weekvisch < week, soft (akin to WEAK) + visch, FISH] any of various edible, marine drum fishes (genus Cynoscion), esp. a species ( C. regalis) that lives in the waters along… …   English World dictionary

  • weakfish — 1838, from Du. weekvisch, from week soft (see WEAK (Cf. weak)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • weakfish — /week fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) weakfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) weakfishes. any food fish of the genus Cynoscion, as C. regalis, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. [1790 1800,… …   Universalium

  • weakfish — squeteague sque*teague (skw[ e]*t[=e]g ), n. [From the North American Indian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) An American sci[ae]noid fish ({Cynoscion regalis}), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weakfish — smėlinis sterkinis kuprys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cynoscion arenarius angl. sand sea trout; weakfish rus. песчаный судачий горбыль ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sterkiniai kupriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • weakfish — noun Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters Syn: squeteague …   Wiktionary

  • weakfish — n. saltwater fish that is native to the northern United States Atlantic coast and is valued for its lean flesh, sea trout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weakfish — noun (plural same or weakfishes) a large slender bodied edible marine fish of the east coast of North America. [Cynoscion regalis.] Origin C18: from obs. Du. weekvisch, from week soft + visch fish …   English new terms dictionary

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