blackfish

blackfish
/blak"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) blackfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) blackfishes.
1. any of various dark-colored fishes, as the tautog, Tautoga onitis, or the sea bass, Centropristes striatus.
2. a small, freshwater food fish, Dallia pectoralis, found in Alaska and Siberia, noted for its ability to survive frozen in ice.
3. See black whale.
[1680-90, Amer.; BLACK + FISH]

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 name given to various dark-coloured fishes, including the tautog (see wrasse), bowfin, Alaska blackfish (qq.v.), and black sea bass (see sea bass). Also known as blackfish are the pilot whale (q.v.), a mammal; Orthodon microlepidotus, a California minnow; the black ruff (Centrolophus niger), a European deep-sea rudderfish; and several Australian food fishes.

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