surffish

surffish
noun
1. a fish of the Pacific coast of North America
Hypernyms: ↑croaker
Member Holonyms: ↑Umbrina, ↑genus Umbrina
2. small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
Syn: ↑surfperch, ↑surf fish
Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean
Member Holonyms: ↑Embiotocidae, ↑family Embiotocidae

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/serrf"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) surffish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) surffishes.
1. surfperch.
2. any of several sciaenoid fishes, as Umbrina roncador, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America.
3. See surf smelt.
[1880-85, Amer.; SURF + FISH]

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surfˈfish noun
Any fish of a W American viviparous perchoid family, Embiotocidae, that inhabit coastal waters (also called surfperch)
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Main Entry:surf

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  • surffish — /serrf fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) surffish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) surffishes. 1. surfperch. 2. any of several sciaenoid fishes, as Umbrina roncador, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America. 3 …   Universalium

  • surf fish — noun 1. a fish of the Pacific coast of North America • Syn: ↑yellowfin croaker, ↑surffish, ↑Umbrina roncador • Hypernyms: ↑croaker • Member Holonyms: ↑Umbrina, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

  • surfperch — /serrf perrch /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) surfperch, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) surfperches. any of several fishes of the family Embiotocidae, inhabiting shallow waters along the Pacific coast of North America. Also… …   Universalium

  • surfperch — surf•perch [[t]ˈsɜrfˌpɜrtʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) perch, (esp. for kinds or species) perch•es. ich any fish of the livebearing family Embiotocidae, of shallow North American Pacific coastal water Also called surffish • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Embiotocidae — noun viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes • Syn: ↑family Embiotocidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Embiotocidae — noun viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes • Syn: ↑Embiotocidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Umbrina — noun croakers • Syn: ↑Umbrina • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sciaenidae, ↑family Sciaenidae • Member Meronyms: ↑yellow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hipsurus caryi — noun Pacific coast fish • Syn: ↑rainbow seaperch, ↑rainbow perch • Hypernyms: ↑surfperch, ↑surffish, ↑surf fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Hipsurus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • percoid — noun any of numerous spiny finned fishes of the order Perciformes • Syn: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoidean • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑perch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • percoid fish — noun any of numerous spiny finned fishes of the order Perciformes • Syn: ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑perch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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