butterfish
noun Date: 1674 any of numerous bony fishes (especially family Stromateidae) with a slippery coating of mucus

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  • butterfish — [but′ərfish΄] n. pl. butterfish or butterfishes (see FISH) any of various fishes (esp. family Stromateidae) with a slippery, protective covering of mucus, as a gunnel …   English World dictionary

  • Butterfish — But ter*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the {Stromateus triacanthus} of the Atlantic coast, the {Epinephelus punctatus} of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfish — dollar dol lar, n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See {Dale}.] 1. (a) A silver coin of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfish — /but euhr fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) butterfishes, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) butterfish. 1. a small, flattened, marine food fish, Peprilus triacanthus, of Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S., having very small… …   Universalium

  • butterfish — Gunnel Gun nel, n. [See {Gunwale}.] 1. A gunwale. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A small, eel shaped, marine fish of the genus {Mur[ae]noides}; esp., {M. gunnellus} of Europe and America; called also {gunnel fish}, {butterfish}, {rock eel}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfish — /ˈbʌtəfɪʃ / (say butuhfish) noun (plural butterfish or butterfishes) 1. any of various Australian fishes of genera Selenotoca and Scatophagus, often silvery or butter coloured and variously banded or spotted and having strong, often venomous… …   Australian English dictionary

  • butterfish — indinė slapukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ariomma indica angl. African driftfish; butterfish; Indian ariomma; Indian driftfish rus. индийская ариомма ryšiai: platesnis terminas – slapukės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • butterfish — paprastasis pompanas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Trachinotus carolinus angl. butterfish; common pompano; Florida pompano rus. каролинский трахинот; обыкновенный помпано ryšiai: platesnis terminas… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • butterfish — senjorita statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Oxyjulis californicus angl. butterfish; kelpfish rus. губан сеньорита ryšiai: platesnis terminas – senjoritos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • butterfish — paprastoji taukžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Pholis gunnellus angl. butterfish; rock eel gunnel; rock gunnel rus. атлантический маслюк; обыкновенный маслюк ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • butterfish — daugiadryžė selenotoka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Selenotoca multifasciata angl. butterfish rus. многополосая селенотока ryšiai: platesnis terminas – selenotokos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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